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Original Tuna Melts

Long before Tuna Melts, in their many variations, became standard on every menu, my mother discovered this 1950's recipe. We grew up having these kid-friendly rolls on Friday nights when, as Catholics, we were forbidden meat. Served in corn-on-the-cob dishes with a side of french fries and a salad, Mom was out of the kitchen in under 45 minutes and we kids were in hog heaven!

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  • Drain and flake tuna in a medium bowl.
  • Add pickles, onion and cheese and mix well.
  • Add mayonnaise and mix well.
  • Fill hot dog rolls and wrap each in tin foil, twisting both ends to close.
  • Place on cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
  • Serve in corn-on-the-cob dishes with french fries and a salad.
  • These can also be cooked on a grill, making them suitable for camping.
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"Long before Tuna Melts, in their many variations, became standard on every menu, my mother discovered this 1950's recipe. We grew up having these kid-friendly rolls on Friday nights when, as Catholics, we were forbidden meat. Served in corn-on-the-cob dishes with a side of french fries and a salad, Mom was out of the kitchen in under 45 minutes and we kids were in hog heaven!"
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  1. Chocolatl
    These are really good! The buns get nice and crispy, and the filling is gooey and flavorful. This would be a fun dish to serve at a kid's party. Thanks for posting!
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  2. Ceezie
    My DD loved that we were having tuna in hot dog buns. We had homemade canned tuna that was to die for and made this super tasty.
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  3. davianng
    Long before Tuna Melts, in their many variations, became standard on every menu, my mother discovered this 1950's recipe. We grew up having these kid-friendly rolls on Friday nights when, as Catholics, we were forbidden meat. Served in corn-on-the-cob dishes with a side of french fries and a salad, Mom was out of the kitchen in under 45 minutes and we kids were in hog heaven!
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