Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Tuna Patty Melts

Pictured - 2 tuna patties, each on 1/2 a bun, topped with 'surprise sauce.'
From Adapted by Jill
1 lg. can tuna, flaked (or 2 small cans)
2 beaten eggs
1/2 c. milk
3/4 c. bread or cracker crumbs
1/2 tsp. salt
Dash of pepper
6 slices cheese
6 hamburger buns
1 tbsp. grated onion (I didn't have any, so I put in dill weed)

Mix all ingredients except cheese. Make 6 patties. Place on well greased cookie sheet. Bake 10 minutes at 350 degrees. Place baked patties on toasted buns (the toastier the better), top with cheese and place in greased pan. Cover with foil. Heat for 5 minutes.
From another recipe at, I topped with . . .

Cook 2 tablespoons chopped onion in 3 tablespoons butter until tender, but not brown. Blend in: 1 tsp. mustard 1/2 tsp. salt Dash of pepper

Add 1 1/4 cups milk and 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce. Cook, stirring constantly, until sauce thickens and bubbles. (Mine didn't thicken, so I added a bit of corn starch)

Serve Surprise Sauce over cooked patties for a delicious taste surprise - no tuna taste. (I'd argue there was still tuna taste, but it was kind of like adding a hollandaise sauce to the melt - and made it even yummier.)

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