My mother made a cheese and tuna melt sandwich—nothing fancy but better than either tuna or cheese alone. Those sandwiches inspired this recipe.
This recipe calls for tuna but works with any fish, even canned or cooked salmon. You can choose your favorite cheese.
1 tin of tuna, well drained and crumbled
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoon sweet relish
2 green onions, chopped (optional)
1 stalk celery, finely chopped (optional)
fresh ground black pepper to taste
salt to taste
1 slice cheese, mozzarella or other, for each sandwich
- Mix the tuna, mayonnaise, lemon juice, chopped onion, and celery together with a fork. Salt and pepper to taste. Spread on bread slices. Add a slice of cheese. Top with additional slices of bread.
- Spread butter on both sides of the sandwich and grill in a moderately hot skillet, turning once, until the bread is fried to a golden brown and the cheese is melted.
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