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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 390.5
  • Total Fat: 13.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 43.8 mg
  • Sodium: 1,170.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 44.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.6 g
  • Protein: 23.2 g

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Mom's Creamed Tuna on Toast

Submitted by: ALDABATEUSE

Introduction

This is my mother's (and earlier, my grandmother's) recipe for a cheap, filling weekday dinner that'd satisfy most picky eaters. Cream Tuna on Toast (creamed in the title because cream is not one of the ingredients) was invented in order to appease my uncle, who (famously in my family), at forty-something, will only eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich if the peanut butter and jelly have been spread with separate knives onto the two separate slices, then cut diagonally in half with the crusts off, on Iron Kids bread (the man is exacting, and the only boy--I leave you to draw your own conclusions). It's fast and from storecupboard ingredients, and seriously old-school. Enjoy! This is my mother's (and earlier, my grandmother's) recipe for a cheap, filling weekday dinner that'd satisfy most picky eaters. Cream Tuna on Toast (creamed in the title because cream is not one of the ingredients) was invented in order to appease my uncle, who (famously in my family), at forty-something, will only eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich if the peanut butter and jelly have been spread with separate knives onto the two separate slices, then cut diagonally in half with the crusts off, on Iron Kids bread (the man is exacting, and the only boy--I leave you to draw your own conclusions). It's fast and from storecupboard ingredients, and seriously old-school. Enjoy!
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1-2 regular-size can tuna canned in water (1 in recipe calculator)
    1 package of frozen peas (10 oz. in the recipe calculator)
    8 slices of whole-wheat bread
    3 tablespoons of butter
    3 tablespoons (about 1/4 cup) flour
    1 1/2-2 cups (1 3/4 c in the recipe calculator) milk
    Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions

Serves 4-8 (makes 8 pieces of toast with sauce, calculated for 4)

1. Make a roux. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. When the butter is bubbling, add the flour and whisk quickly until the flour is dissolved. Let the roux bubble for a minute, whisking frequently to avoid burning, then add the milk (if you wish to avoid lumps, you should heat the milk first in a microwave, but I usually add it cold) and whisk all the while. Cook until the sauce is bubbling, then add salt and pepper to taste.
2. Toast the bread.
3. Add the peas and tuna to the sauce, then cook over a medium heat until the peas and tuna are thoroughly heated, about five minutes.
4. Arrange the toast on your plates and top with the sauce, and serve.



Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ALDABATEUSE.






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