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Recipe For The Ultimate Tuna Melt Sandwich by Stacy Lyn Harris
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Ultimate Tuna Melt

This tuna mixture with gruyere and cheddar on top of homemade sourdough bread is almost too good to be legal.

Ingredients

  • 4 5-ounce cans tuna fish drained
  • 1/2 cup Dukes or Hellman's mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup dill pickles finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup onion finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup celery finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 4 slices gruyere cheese
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese
  • 8 pieces cooked bacon
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 8 slices sourdough bread

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, mix tuna with mayonnaise, pickles, celery, onions, mustard, salt, red pepper flakes and the juice of 1/2 lemon and mix until well incorporated.
  • In a cast iron skillet, melt a tablespoon of butter ver medium heat. Add 2 slices of bread to the skillet. Layer tuna mixture, a slice of gruyere and cheddar, bacon, and top with bread slices. Once cheese begins to melt, carefully turn the sandwiches over and heat on the other side for about 2 to 3 minutes, or until cheese is fully melted and the sandwich is golden brown. Add more butter to the skillet and repeat with the other remaining bread and mixture.
  • Serve warm with grapes and a salad.