Dagwood Sandwich -
Oversized sandwich created by Dagwood Bumstead from the comic strips,
movies and TV series BLONDIE/NBC/1957/CBS/1969.
How do you make a Dagwood Sandwich? It's easy. Follow these
Get some bread.
Open up the refrigerator.
Scavenge the interior for whatever looks edible.
Begin stacking up ingredients onto one piece of bread until it
becomes obvious that the sandwich is too tall to be easily
placed into your mouth.
Then top off with remaining slice of bread.
Akin to the Dagwood Sandwich, is the Hero Sandwich (a.k.a.
Grinders, Hoagies, Subs or Zeps) once described as "a noble
edifice built of meats, cheeses, fish (preserved or pickled) and
fresh vegetables and greens, all stuffed into a whole long loaf
of bread and laved generously with oil, herb-flecked vinegar and
other delicious lubricants" (Saturday Evening Post, 1955).
TRIVIA NOTE: The favorite sandwich of Laverne De Fazio (Penny
Marshall) on the sitcom LAVERNE & SHIRLEY/ABC/1976-83 is Peanut
Butter and Sauerkraut on raisin bread.