Open Faced Tuna Melt with Deep Fried Onion Straws

barbara lentz


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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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
arnold sandwich thins divided
2 Tbsp
soft butter
6 slice
swiss cheese


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

How to Make Open Faced Tuna Melt with Deep Fried Onion Straws


  • 1drain the tuna well and mix with the next 5 ingredients. Set aside.
  • 2Lay the thin sandwich bread out on baking sheet and butter each one. Should have 6 buttered pieces.
  • 3Set oven to broil and pop the bread in and toast them to golden watching carefully so they don't burn.
  • 4Change oven to bake and set at 350 degrees.
  • 5Top 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.
  • 6Meanwhile 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.
  • 7Deep fry until golden. Drain on paper towels.
  • 8Top the tuna melts with the onion straws and serve immediately.

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About Open Faced Tuna Melt with Deep Fried Onion Straws

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

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