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Source: Everyday Food, May 2010
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Cook's Notes

Any mild melting cheese, like cheddar or Monterey Jack, will work here. This recipe can easily be doubled to feed a crowd. This recipe is adapted from Emeril Lagasse's book, Emeril 20-40-60.

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  • ALR6170148DW
    7 FEB, 2018
    Awesome!!! Made extra used 1/3 scoop to distribute the tuna to slightly smaller speciality bread and used Munster cheese. Perfect will do again.
    • ALR6170148DW
      7 FEB, 2018
      Read "crusty" bread. Toast if yours is soft.
  • mda2162000
    5 SEP, 2017
    This is na amazing recipe! I make this often, since it´s easy and quick for busy weeknights. The canned tuna combined with tomato and cheese is simply wonderful. And each person can adapt it to their tastes: for instance, cucumber slices work just as well as tomato. The cheese doesn´t have to be provolone-it can be mozarela or feta. Perfect!
  • CarolB910
    11 MAY, 2011
    If I make this recipe again, and that's a BIG if, I will toast the bread first. It turned to soggy mush under the broiler. Additionally, I found the tuna mix to be fairly bland. Nothing kicked-up about it, IMO.
    • ursulamaryrose
      21 MAR, 2017
      I did like this, but mine was soggy too. Next time, I will toast the bread first and put a little less tuna on each slice. I'm hoping this will make it perfect. ;)
  • cmasny
    9 OCT, 2015
    This was FANTASTIC. I'm new to canned tuna (never grew up with it as a kid), and I'm exploring new recipes with tuna. This was so delicious for dinner and left over lunches the next day. This recipe is going to stay in the regular rotation! I can't wait to have it again for dinner tonight!!
  • Keri-AnnMH
    6 AUG, 2015
    So easy, simple and absolutely delicious! I had no capers on hand so I omitted those and used dill instead of oregano and followed the rest of the directions/ingredients. SO delicious and perfect for a light lunch!
  • ksundber
    16 DEC, 2013
    These are really good. I saw him make a variation of these on his television show, and he used Muenster, so I use that when I make these. They make a really easy dinner when paired with a green salad.
  • emilyfmd
    12 NOV, 2013
    This came out delicious!! It's just me, so I only used one can of tuna, and since my bread slices were a little smaller I was able to have 2 open-faced sandwiches using only 1/2 of what I made. Looking forward to having this again tomorrow!
  • Heidzz
    8 JUN, 2013
    This recipe was so scrumptious. I used green onions and added some Lemon Dill Johnny's Salt in the mix. My daughter gave me 5 stars for this one!.This is the good stuff!
  • Eat Only If Its Oh So Good
    26 APR, 2013
    Uh...YUM! This is a grown folks tuna melt and boy is it good. I used fresh sliced crusty Italian bread. I added a little cayenne pepper for some kick, mixed in a Tbsp. of soft Philly Cream Cheese to the mayo, and a little more onion. I think putting these on small round bread slices would make a great appetizer. I served for dinner with a side salad. It was marvelous! This is a keeper.
  • jeddythree
    12 OCT, 2012
    My boyfriend and I LOVE this recipe. When we can we use fresh french bread from our local bakery. Also, we use our small toaster oven instead of the broiler and they come out nice and toasty.

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