King's Hawaiian Tuna Melt Supreme

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My personalized version of the old standard tuna melt. One of my favorite lunches with a cup of nice, hot soup.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

As far as tuna melts go, this one is pretty amazing. It may be a bit messy, but it's very tasty. The base of the sandwich is sweet Hawaiian bread cut into thick slices and buttered. We liked the tuna salad itself - it has many textures and flavors. When it cooks, the melted cheese holds everything in. This seems very fancy, almost restaurant quality... no one has to know how easy it is. Just make sure to have napkins handy. The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
2-4
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 1
    round loaf King's Hawaiian bread, sliced to desired thickness
  • 8 slice
    deli American or cheddar cheese
  • 1 large
    tomato, sliced
  • ·
    butter
  • TUNA SALAD

  • 2 can(s)
    tuna, drained (6 oz each)
  • 1 small
    stalk celery, chopped
  • 1/2 small
    onion, chopped
  • 1/2 c
    mayonnaise or salad dressing, your choice
  • 1 tsp
    fresh lemon juice, optional
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    dill weed
  • 1/4 c
    finely grated carrot, optional
  • 1 Tbsp
    finely chopped green pepper, optional
  • ·
    sometimes I add a little crushed pineapple too (a few spoonfuls) if I have any on hand. Blends beautifully with the bread. Just decrease the mayo by a few spoonfuls. If using, omit fresh lemon juice.

How to Make King's Hawaiian Tuna Melt Supreme

Step-by-Step

  1. Place all of the tuna salad ingredients in a medium bowl.
  2. Mix and set aside. (Can be made up ahead for flavors to blend.)
  3. Slice round loaf of King's Hawaiian Bread to desired thickness. (Enough filling to make 2 large sandwiches or 4 small.)
  4. Assemble the sandwich. Layer as follows: Take one piece of bread and place a slice of cheese on top.
  5. Next, the sliced tomato.
  6. Then the tuna salad.
  7. Top the tuna with another slice of cheese.
  8. Then top with the second slice of bread. Butter both sides of bread generously.
  9. Place in a skillet on medium heat.
  10. Grill (fry) until golden brown.
  11. Serve with sweet potato fries or chips and pickle slices.
  12. (Use any leftover sliced, round sweet Hawaiian bread to make the best french toast you've ever had the next morning!)

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