Sunday, July 27, 2014

Tuna melt

There are days when you just do not have what it takes to cook a full-on meal. You just want something quick and simple, but the fridge and freezer are empty, and the pantry is not too far behind… Today was such a day for me.

Here's a super easy recipe for a tuna melt sandwich that will use those last slices of bread you forgot you had in the bottom of the freezer, the last pickle in the jar and that lonely tuna can.


INGREDIENTS (for 2 medium sized sandwiches):
- 1x 5oz can of tuna in the brine, very well drained (don't hesitate to squeeze really hard, you do not want any liquid in the tuna salad)
- 4 small slices of bread (I used whole wheat with lots of grains)
- 2 tbsp mayonnaise
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup freshly grated sharp cheddar
- optional: 1/2 sour pickle (or capers if you like)
- 1 tbsp butter or olive oil for frying (not pictured)

- prepare the tuna salad: mix the tuna, mayonnaise, diced pickle, salt and pepper

Note: you can actually stop right there and enjoy a freshly prepared homemade tuna salad. Great as is, but fantastic with avocado, spread on crispy baguette or as a dip for crackers
- spread the tuna salad on two of the bread slices, top with cheese and finish with the two other bread slices

- in a little butter or olive oil, fry the sandwiches over very low heat until golden brown (about 2-3 minutes per side)

- enjoy!

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