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Tomato Dagwood

Tomato Dagwood

Tomato Dagwood

Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 slices bread
  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 6 slices of tomato
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon pickles, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons celery, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons green pepper, chopped
  • 3/4 American cheese, grated

Instructions

  1. Toast bread on one side
  2. Spread mayonnaise on untoasted sides of each slice of bread
  3. Place large slice of tomato on each
  4. Sprinkle with salt
  5. Combine the chopped pickles, celery, and green pepper - sprinkle over sandwich
  6. Top with American cheese
  7. Broil for 3 minutes or until cheese melts

Tomato Dagwood

Tomato Dagwood

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Dagwood Sandwich History:

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 the creator of the comic strip, Murat Bernard “Chic” Young, the only thing that Dagwood could prepare in the kitchen was a mountainous pile of dissimilar leftovers precariously arranged between two slices of bread. Dagwood became know for his huge sandwiches he created on evening forays to the refrigerator.

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