Tuna with Oil or Water
I love a good tuna sandwich and I usually purchase tuna with water. The other day I mistakenly picked up ten cans of tuna in oil and didn’t realize it until I returned from shopping. But I also came up with a new way to prepare my tuna. Do you prefer tuna with oil or water and why is either your preference?
I use an organza bag like a Nut Milk bag that is used for soaking nuts and put tuna in it. When using just water I drain the water and the tuna stays in the bag, no more lost tuna when draining from the can. Well today I tried something new! I added the tuna with oil in the bag and ran cold water over the organza bag. The water rinsed most of the oil from the tuna and then I squeeze the bag to get the excess oil and water out. After I emptied the bag of tuna in a mixing bowl, I added the mayonnaise. Now I love cheese so I added a slice of Swiss cheese, put it in the microwave for about 10 seconds and the cheese melted and the roll was so soft!
My tuna sandwich was delicious and so much tastier with just water but not oily when using just oil. Of course with the soft roll and the melted Swiss cheese made it just like a gourmet sandwich.
The best tuna sandwich I’ve had was from Earl of Sandwich on Artisan bread. I always wondered why my tuna never tasted like theirs. I’m not sure what method they use but by rinsing the oil based tuna with water, my sandwich was a pretty close second to the gourmet sandwich.
Such a simply meal but so delicious with my new method to prepare my tuna sandwich. What’s the cost you ask? The package of six rolls was $3.00, three cans of tuna at 50 cents each totaled $1.50 and a few slices of Swiss cheese were maybe 50 cents. For four sandwiches, that figures out to be $1.25 each with two extra rolls with breakfast!
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