As many of you may know I am a lover of sandwiches…all kinds big and small. I always say a sandwich isn’t worth eating unless its messy and with every bite you are wiping your mouth with a napkin….yum!
So tonight I made open-faced tuna melts….
Use whatever bread you like, but tonight we had a big loaf of fresh french bread. Slather on some mayo and some kosher salt and some pepper. Pre- heat oven to 350.
If your lucky enough to have a pantry full of fresh canned tuna, well then of course use it!! Or some regular old albacore from the store in a can works too. I used 2 cans of freshly canned albacore tuna, 2 ribs celery chopped finely, 2 green scallions chopped, a big pinch of kosher salt and pepper, about a cup or so of mayo, and for the mustard I just squeeze in a few good sized dabs. Then add a couple of kosher dills or home canned pickles chopped ( not sweet) And just a little white onion finely chopped. Stir…
Then add a slice of Swiss cheese, or again whatever suits your fancy. One nice slice of tomato, some red onion and salt and pepper with a nice little splash of extra virgin olive oil. Get ready for some bubbly cheesy goodness…
Put in the oven until cheese is melted!! Dinner or lunch is served. This was so good, the bread was nice and toasty and the cheese melted right into the tuna. Smiling with every bite. This was so fast and simple, yet so beautiful and delicious! My favorite kind of meal.
And if you have any left overs ….
I made a mini version for the next day. Little par baked ciabatta rolls were the perfect size and I just scooped out what was left and added a Kraft single to this one….a little dark secret of mine…processed cheese…shh don’t tell:) They were kinda of amazing…Enjoy!!!