Open Faced Tuna Melt with Deep Fried Onion Straws

barbara lentz

By
@blentz8

Love these sandwiches. I like to make a sauce of miracle whip, ketchup, and Cajun seasoning to add to the top over the onions taste like Outback blooming onion.


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Serves:

6

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

TUNA MELTS

4 small
cans tuna drained well or 2 large
1 medium
onion diced
2 Tbsp
dill or sweet relish
1/2 c
real mayonnaise
2 Tbsp
creme fraiche or sour cream
salt and pepper
3
arnold sandwich thins divided
2 Tbsp
soft butter
6 slice
swiss cheese

DEEP FRIED ONION STRAWS

1 large
sweet onion thinly sliced
1 /2 c
buttermilk
2 c
flour
1 tsp
each salt, garlic powder, paprika, pepper, and cajun seasoning
oil for deep frying

Directions Step-By-Step

1
drain the tuna well and mix with the next 5 ingredients. Set aside.
2
Lay the thin sandwich bread out on baking sheet and butter each one. Should have 6 buttered pieces.
3
Set oven to broil and pop the bread in and toast them to golden watching carefully so they don't burn.
4
Change oven to bake and set at 350 degrees.
5
Top each bread with tuna. Lay a slice of swiss cheese over top. Place in oven for 10 to 15 minutes until hot and cheese is bubbly.
6
Meanwhile bring oil to 350 degrees. Mix the flour with the spices. Dredge the onions in the flour shaking off excess. Dredge in buttermilk then back into flour.
7
Deep fry until golden. Drain on paper towels.
8
Top the tuna melts with the onion straws and serve immediately.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: American