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Mary Pat's Tuna Melt

Rated as 3.22 out of 5 Stars
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"This sandwich gets a crunchy finish with chips embedded into the bread. I use very special potato chips that were sent to me from Pennsylvania by my dear friend, MP. But if you can't find Utz®, your favorite chip will work just fine. Serve with more chips and pickles."
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Ingredients

24 m servings 1042
Original recipe yields 2 servings (2 tuna melts)

Directions

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  1. Mix tuna, 1/4 cup mayonnaise, and Dijon mustard together in a small bowl. Stir in pickle and red onion. Spread tuna mixture on 2 slices of bread. Top each with 2 slices of Cheddar cheese. Watch Now
  2. Spread 1 tablespoon cream cheese on each of the remaining 2 slices of bread. Place on top of the Cheddar cheese. Watch Now
  3. Place crushed chips in a shallow bowl. Spread top side of each tuna melt with 1 1/2 teaspoon mayonnaise and press into the chips. Repeat on other side. Watch Now
  4. Heat a dry grill pan over medium-high heat. Toast tuna melts until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. Watch Now

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • Use a panini press instead of a grill pan to toast the tuna melts if preferred.
  • Tip
  • Parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 1042 calories; 76.6 46.5 43.5 107 1806 Full nutrition

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WOW! I LOVE different kinds of sandwiches like this! I did lightly drain the tuna (I used and Italian oil-packed tuna) b/c I didn't want it to be too runny, and I'm glad I did. I only had regula...

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If you stop after the addition of cheese and leave it as an open-faced sandwich without the cream cheese or top bread slice, you have a tuna melt. The recipe as it stands is definitely not. Tuna...

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WOW! I LOVE different kinds of sandwiches like this! I did lightly drain the tuna (I used and Italian oil-packed tuna) b/c I didn't want it to be too runny, and I'm glad I did. I only had regula...

Left out the mustard. Used sharp cheddar. Need to crush the chips a bit finer next time. Mmmm, mmmm good.

If you stop after the addition of cheese and leave it as an open-faced sandwich without the cream cheese or top bread slice, you have a tuna melt. The recipe as it stands is definitely not. Tuna...

Good, but SOOO rich - way too rich for our taste. I prefer simple tuna sandwiches, but it was fun to try.

I have been wanting to make something like this a long time, and found this recipe. Conceptually it was great. What I found with this recipe is it is missing a binding, either egg or some type o...

I used tuna in water and it turned out good. I would drain the tuna next time because it's a little runny which makes this very messy to eat.