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Dagwood Sandwich Recipe

Dagwood Sandwich  
Source: Boar's Head Meats
Named after Dagwood Bumstead, a character in the "Blondie" comic strip, this very tall sandwich is piled high with meats, cheeses, condiments and vegetables for a dramatic presentation. To keep layers from falling over, skewer them on a spindle or with a bamboo skewer.

10 slices crusty white bread
Assorted fresh greens (green leaf, shredded romaine, red leaf and Boston lettuces)
1/4 pound each pepperjack cheese, white American cheese, white provolone cheese, cheddar cheese, thinly sliced
1/4 pound each turkey, pastrami, salami, Capocollo ham, pepperoni and roast beef, thinly sliced
1 ripe large-sized tomato, thinly sliced
1/2 yellow pepper, thinly sliced
4 pieces Boar's Head bacon, cooked crisp (available in the supermarket meat case)


Lay out five slices of bread. Layer two with green leaf lettuce. Layer each of the remaining three with one of the following: shredded romaine, red leaf lettuce or Boston lettuce.Layer the first green leaf sandwich half with three slices pepper jack cheese, next add turkey and top with four tomato slices. Cover with another slice of bread and place on spindle.Layer second green leaf sandwich half with three white American cheese slices, add pastrami slices and top with slice of bread. Place on spindle. Layer shredded romaine sandwich half with three slices of provolone cheese; on top of cheese, shingle two slices of salami, next fold one ham slice and place on salami. Then shingle two slices of pepperoni, fold and add one ham slice; top with yellow peppers and bread slice. Place on spindle.Layer red leaf sandwich half with three slices cheddar, two slices tomato, fold and add roast beef; top with bread slice. Place on spindle. Layer Boston lettuce sandwich with three slices tomato, add four pieces bacon and top with bread. Place on spindle.Garnish top of completed sandwich with cherry tomato skewered by a toothpick or miniature flag of favorite team.
Serves 5

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