Monday, June 20, 2011

Tuna Melts

This is Snuggle Bunny's last week of school, but Whirling Dervish was done last week, so I've put him to work helping me get ready for a garage sale this week.  I've mentioned our scary garage several times, and it's gotten to the point where I'm scared that Hoarders is going to bring it's film crew here.  Ok, maybe it's not that bad, but it's definitely time for a clean out.  I've had WD help me move, clean, organize, and tag things all day.  In appreciation of that help, I made him his favorite sandwich for lunch, the Tuna Melt.

He's a teenager so he actually got 2 sandwiches, a bag of chips, and a yogurt, but that wouldn't have been such a pretty picture.  Here's how I make my tuna melts.  I start with 2 cans of chunk light tuna.

I add 1 1/2 tbsps mayonnaise, 1 tsp wasabi mayo, 1/4 cup sweet pickle relish, 1/2 a small onion chopped fine, and a twist of the pepper grinder.

I add some chopped fresh cilantro to my sandwiches, but WD prefers his without.

I melt some butter in my cast iron skillet, and place a slice of Udi's bread followed by a slice of cheese(WD likes american, I like fontina,) and 1/2 cup of the tuna mixture, followed by another slice of bread.

After a couple of minutes when the cheese has melted, I flip the sandwich over to brown the other side.  Placing the cheese under the tuna will help the cheese to melt quickly and help the sandwich stay together when you flip it so that all that deliciousness stays inside the sandwich and not all over the pan.  Yum.

Thanks for stopping by and having lunch with me & WD.  I'm linking this up to Home Stories of A to Z's Tips and Tutorials and Gluten-Free Homemaker's Gluten-Free Wednesdays.
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  1. Looks yummy! You can come and see some of my chairs.

  2. Looks really good! I make them open faced on bagles, but I like this way better.

    Tracy Screaming Sardine

  3. Looks awesome! When I used to be a bakey mgr for WF Market and we started selling Udis, the customers went nuts for it. It's pretty good bread!!

  4. I used to LOVE these when I was a little kid. It has been years and years since I last ate one. I guess it's about time I make them!

  5. This looks I am starving! I haven't had a tuna melt in ages and yours looks delish! Visiting from LBR :)

  6. These look delicious!!!! Thanks for posting! I am making this this weekend for sure!

  7. um so my stomach just growled loudly in my office because of you ;). these sound SO good...going to have to try this asap!

  8. Oh I LOVE tuna melts! Definitely going to have to make some for lunch... thanks for sharing!

  9. Hi there- found you through The Tute and Tips's hop and am a new follower. This totally inspired me to get the ingredients for it! Unfortunatly, they only sell tuna in oil or tuna in water and salt. ALso, I have not seen any rellish here, so I will have to chop my own pickles...I hope you have time to follow my life in South Africa by

    Have a great week!

  10. nothing better than a great tuna melt


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