Friday night dinner Dagwood

When I was a child my dad use to buy us Dagwood’s at the sports-club every Friday night. Later he started creating his own Dagwood’s at home. Sometimes adding bacon or a home made relish. Dagwood’s always remind me of those days.

Yesterday was our 9 year wedding anniversary and since we’re going to Seoul this weekend we decided not to go to dinner yesterday but rather save it until the weekend. Since it is still a special day, we decided to have some home-made Dagwood’s, so off we went to the store to buy some minced beef.

Homemade Dagwood (serves 4)

img_6457For the beef Patty

  • 100 gram minced beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1 slice of bread
  • 1 Large onion
  • paprika
  • salt
  • pepper
  • Italian herbs

For the Dagwood

  • 4 mince patties
  • 8 slices of bread
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 avocado’s
  • 2 tbs sour-cream
  • 1 large tomato
  • slices cheese (enough for 4 servings)

First you have to start with the Patties if you’re making them yourself. Beat one egg and break one slice of bread into small pieces. Mix the two together and add the salt pepper, paprika and Italian herbs.

img_6449Chop up 1/2 an onion. Add your mince and onion to the bread mixture.

img_6450Divide the meat mixture into 4 equal parts and roll them into 4 balls. I keep them in the ball form until after they are cooked but you can press down on them with a spoon to make them flatter. Grease an oven pan and place them on the pan. Bake for 15-20 minutes.


While they were going in the oven, you can start with your ‘guacamole mixture’. I used 2 avo’s and 2 tablespoons of sour cream mixed with some salt and pepper.

You can then proceed to fry the eggs and the rest of the onion. Slice the cheese so that you have enough for 4 servings. Slice the tomato. Spread butter on one side of the bread and fry it,face down, in a non-stick pan until golden brown.

After the mince-balls are done, press them down with a spoon so that they are more patty shaped. They might break apart but this allows the cheese to melt into them.

Assemble your Dagwood and put it back into the oven for a further 5 minutes so that the cheese can melt. Remove from the oven and serve.


img_64581img_64561Its quick delicious and easy to make. It takes around 35 minutes to make 4 yummy Dagwood’s.


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