This delicious salad goes great plain or on a salad. It is so-named because an old family friend used to make it for us when we were kids.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
5
Yield:
5 servings
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Break the tuna apart in a bowl. Add the carrot, celery, onion, and mayonnaise; stir to mix. Fold in the shoestring potatoes just before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

425 calories; protein 8.2g; carbohydrates 17.9g; fat 35.7g; cholesterol 20.1mg; sodium 326.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (10)

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Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2009
This was very tasty. I had some shoestring potatoes that were sent over from Canada in a snack trade just itching for a recipe like this. And you know my kids freaking loved it! I added a little chopped garlic dill to it. Kids ate theirs on bread I ate mine alone. (Mom's cutting back on carbs you know.) I didn't even miss the bread! Read More
(19)
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2009
This was very tasty. I had some shoestring potatoes that were sent over from Canada in a snack trade just itching for a recipe like this. And you know my kids freaking loved it! I added a little chopped garlic dill to it. Kids ate theirs on bread I ate mine alone. (Mom's cutting back on carbs you know.) I didn't even miss the bread! Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2010
Loved it! We omitted the onion and substituted raisins to make it more appealing to our young kids. And we substituted potato chips for the shoestring potatoes (we didn't have shoestrings). Overall it's a keeper. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2010
Also excellent using canned chicken in place of tuna! Read More
(9)
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Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2011
My mom used to make this for us when we were growing up. Very yummy for lunch! Glad I could find the right measurements on the ingredients again. Plan to make it sometime this week. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2011
My husband and I both loved it. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2012
I removed the potatoes and subbed out the mayo for italian dressings which made it more like a tuna salad. It was tasty. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2014
i finally was able to share this recipe with my number one guy. he admits he was hesitant at first but after trying it it disappeared...fast. the next day he made sure we had the ingredients again and he made it. i add some garlic salt and pepper. it is a great budget meal...one that was absolutely fabulous when i was a kid and still is. Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2013
This made me feel like a kid again with chips in my tuna salad! Served with creative garnishes this was a hit at my house! Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2019
I love this salad and have been making it and changing it for 40 or more years. I have used shoestring potatoes but I prefer it with chow mein noodles. Sometimes I make it with no carrots but with frozen peas and hard boiled eggs. For me it isn't tuna salad without mayonnaise. I don't like it sweet or oily. Read More
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