Doggybloggy was the winner of the last culinary smack down and if you stop by this fellow's place you'll see why. Man can he cook! For this month's challenge he chose sandwiches. I am very fond of sandwiches. If you read as many of them as I do you better be.
Putting a filling into bread to make it easier to eat has been around since neolithic times. First given name by john Montague the fourth earl of sandwich in the 18th century and has been a staple of the American diet since the early 20th century. Giving rise to many types and varieties. The king of them all. The Dagwood.
A Dagwood sandwich is a tall, multi-layered sandwich made with a variety of meats, cheeses and condiments. It was named after Dagwood Bumstead, a central character in the comic strip Blondie. Dagwood frequently makes enormous sandwiches. According to Blondie scripter Dean Young, his father, Chic Young, began drawing the huge sandwiches in the comic strip during 1936
The Dagwood sandwich scene below is stacked with these ingredients: 2 slices of deli Rye bread, hard salami, roast beef, pastrami, chicken breast, deli ham, Turkey breast, Lebanon baloney, American cheese cheddar, muenster, provolone pepper jack and Swiss cheese. Vegetables are avocado, red onion green leaf lettuce, spinach tomato, Mrs. Karl's homemade Pesto, whole seed mustard and a Italian olive to top it off in historic fashion.
The construction of this gastrointestinal time bomb has everything to do with layers, if not properly layered it will self destruct. Also putting Pesto and mustard directly on the bread was a mistake. I should have put a cheese layer in contact with the bread and then preceded with the Pesto and mustard. The sandwich self destructed after about the third bite. Although a blend of flavors is really quite tasty and one sandwich will likely feed three people. So here we go with the photos.