Tuna Melt Sandwich
So I recently joined a group called Food Fight, and I totally misread the theme for November and just ready copy cat recipes, not fast food specifically. So I will miss out on the group this month, but I'll share this nonetheless! This is a New Jersey Diner style copycat Tuna Melt Sandwich and it was delicious!
I loved this meal. The flavors are very easy to adjust to your preferences. I always love adding celery to my tuna for some crunch, and those layers of cheese and juicy tomatoes was just perfection atop the crisped bread. I really liked this recipe for something different - and easy to whip up on a work night!
Tuna Melt Sandwich adapted from Genius Kitchen
2 (6-ounce) cans solid white tuna packed in water, well drained
1⁄4 cup mayonnaise (more / less to achieve desired texture)
1 -2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 large celery stalk, finely chopped
1/2 TBS dried parsley
salt, to taste
lemon pepper to taste
4 slices bread (I used an artisan whole wheat - rye is recommended)
4-8 slices tomatoes
1 cup shredded mozzarella
4 slices swiss cheese
- Combine the tuna, mayonnaise, lemon juice, celery, and parsley in a bowl. Blend. Add in your desired amount of salt and lemon pepper. Refrigerate while you get the base ready.
- Preheat the oven to a hi-broil.
- Place bread on a baking sheet and place under the broiler for about 90 seconds or until bread begins lightly toasting.
- Remove from oven and divide tuna mixture atop the toasted bread. Smooth. Evenly distribute the shredded mozzarella, then layer on 1-2 slices of tomato, and top with a slice of Swiss cheese.
- Return to the oven under the broiler for 2 1/2 - 3 minutes, or until cheese has fully melted and begins to brown lightly.
- Serve immediately.