Father’s Day Dagwood Sandwich _lowres

Associated Press photo by Matthew Mead -- Father's Day Dagwood Sandwich

You know what Dad really wants for Father’s Day this year? A sandwich.

No, seriously. Guys generally are not complex creatures. And they don’t tend to ask for much. The occasional electronic gizmo (which they’d rather pick out for themselves anyway, thank you very much). Maybe tickets to a sports game. Perhaps somebody else to mow the lawn for once. Heck, even just a night off to play poker with his buddies.

See what I mean? Guys are easy. Which is why no matter what sort of dad you have, chances are very good that he would love somebody to make him a killer sandwich.

Which is to say, you can’t just make him a ham and cheese on white bread. Even basic guys like a great sandwich, emphasis on the great.

So we created a sandwich inspired by one of the most famous sandwich-loving dads: Dagwood Bumstead. His version was more difficult to eat — and often twice the size of his head — but we tamed it only slightly. Serve with a pickle spear and a pile of crisp potato chips or french fries.