Recipe by ratherbeswimmin

In honor of Dagwood Bumstead.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 unsliced loaf white bread, 12 inches long (or whole-wheat sandwich bread)
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise (or Thousand Island dressing or Russian Dressing)
  • 1 12-2 lbs thin-sliced meat (smoked turkey, roast beef, ham, pepperoni, salami, mortadella, bologna, use a combination)
  • 12 lb mixed sliced cheese (cheddar, provolone, Monterey Jack)
  • 1 red-ripe tomatoes, sliced thin
  • crisp lettuce leaf
  • sliced olive (or pepperoncini or dill pickle slices or sweet pickle slices)


  1. Carefully cut the loaf lengthwise with a serrated knife into 4 thick slices.
  2. Spread the inside of the top and bottom slices with butter.
  3. On the middle 2 slices, spread the sides facing the top and bottom with mayonnaise.
  4. Arrange the remaining ingredients between the top 2 and bottom 2 bread slices, dividing them by color, flavor, texture, or whatever else suits your fancy.
  5. Spear loaf with the extra-long tooth picks or bamboo kebab skewers.
  6. Serve the sandwich whole or slice it into 4-6 sections.

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