Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Vegetarian Dagwood Sandwich

   BM #  50 Week 3  Day 2

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, who is frequently illustrated making enormous sandwiches. According to Blondie scripter Dean Young, his father, Chic Young, began drawing the huge sandwiches in the comic strip during 1936.
As quoted by wiki

For Day 3 I choose to make a Dagwood Sandwich under the theme American Sandwiches. I was quite taken by this multi layered sandwich. The original sandwich has meat and cheese, but of course mine is a vegetarian version . I checked what the vegetarian version had pickled and marinated veggies, but I decided to make my version. I went according to the street sandwich ingredients that we get here. We get a vegetable sandwich with all possible veggies in it. 

I used 9 slices for the sandwich and used green cabbage, purple cabbage, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, beetroots , pickled jalapeños. I added a few layers of cheese and a layer of mayonnaise. I used salt,chilly flakes, basil , pepper as the herbs. It surely was a massive sandwich. We love fries with our sandwiches so I made some of those too.

I served this sandwich for the evening snack . We were just two of us to share, my niece and me. After clicking, we decided to eat , for a while we could not even eat a bite, such a huge sandwich, we went into peels of laughter. Finally I got a big knife and cut the sandwich through and through getting it into pieces. 

It surely was loads of fun and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We were so full that we both skipped our dinner, this inspite of passing some to the house boy.

Here is how I assembled the sandwich
9 bread slices

Cheese slices
Purple cabbage
Green Cabbage

Chilly flakes
Black pepper
Olive to top it up.

Any variety of bread can be used.
Veggies could be added  any order that you wish.
After stacking the sandwich , take a fine wooden skewer and thread an olive .
Enjoy the sandwich.

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  1. What a colourful, tall and healthy sandwich Vaishali! Absolutely fabulous...Drooling over your lovely pics dear!

  2. Not sure if my previous comment came there!...:(

    It was wonderful reading about this sandwich Vaishali, trust you to come up with something so nice to see Juhi having fun!

  3. awesome sandwich !! nice to learn a new name... ! and good to see Juhi too :)

  4. Myyyyy......... how do you manage to hold it without dropping? On a serious note- healthy, colourful and attractive.

  5. This pictures reminded me of Blondie. I used to enjoy that comic strip. I always wondered how he ate that. Nice take on the Dagwood sandwich.

  6. wow.. look at the colorful stack.. yum .Great click

  7. Love the last pic Vaishali. And that is one enormous sandwich!! Beautifully presented :)

  8. OMG! This could feed a village! Looks amazing and simply love the last picture :)

  9. After seeing the first picture I wanted to ask you "How would one take a bite of this sandwich" and got my answer from the last picture. So excited to see such a tall sandwich. Nice one!

  10. Am in love with this sandwich tower, thats an interesting and super satisfying sandwich.

  11. Love the vegetarian take on the Dagwood sandwich.

  12. I was too wondering how one would eat this sandwich without slicing. :) Many can share one sandwich, I guess.

  13. Oh my goodness, that is one family size sandwich. I'm sure I would have had a good laugh too trying to eat that sandwich. It looks colorful and you have perfectly made with vegetarian. Lovely sandwich.

  14. As Pavani said its a family size sandwich...Looks so colorful and attractive...Loved the way you make it a vegetarian version...Hats off to the innovation...