Thursday, September 3, 2015

Tuna Salad Sandwich on Whole Wheat Bread

I wanted to make a good sandwich for The Blog Tech's lunch today and this is what he got.                                                        
 I started out by making some good honey whole wheat bread.  Here's the recipe:

4-1/2 tsp. rapid rise yeast
2-3/4 C. water
1/2 C. honey
1/4 C. melted butter
3 tsp. salt
4-1/2 C. whole wheat flour
2-3 C. all purpose flour

Mix the liquid ingredients together and add the dry.  Knead until you have a smooth ball of dough.  Place it in a buttered bowl and cover it and let it rise for an hour until it doubles in bulk.

 Split it in two and form into two loaves.

 Place them in buttered loaf pans and cover and let rise until they crest the pans.  Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes and then lower the heat to 350 degrees and bake 10-15 minutes longer until they reach an internal temp of 190 or sound hollow when you knock on them.  Cool on racks.

 There is nothing like home grown celery!  Mine is ready so I cut some for the tuna salad.  A little of it goes a long way.

 Empty 4 cans of drained tuna in oil in a bowl.  Add a diced sweet onion.

 Chop your celery and add 5 hard boiled eggs chopped.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

 Squeeze half a lemon over it and add about 1/3 C. of mayonnaise. It should be on the dry side so it doesn't make the sandwich soggy.

 I refrigerate it ahead of time to let it thicken and allow the flavors to blend.

 Slice some bread.

 When I am packing these for a lunch, I line them with a crunchy lettuce to keep the bread from getting soggy.

 Scoop on the salad.

 Sprouts go very well with this sandwich.

 More lettuce.

 Press.


Slice and wrap tight.  This is a wonderful tuna salad sandwich.

11 comments:

Beverly Frankeny said...

You make even the simplest of things extra yummy!!! Wish someone cooked for me they way you cook for your family!! HAH! Oh, I guess that someone would have to be ME!!

Leeanna said...

You always make my mouth water and I somehow gain 10 lbs. just reading and looking at the recipes. *sigh* so good!

Nellie said...

And I am coming for lunch!:-) So good!

Mary Ann said...

Oh my goodness, I think the blog tech is probably the envy of all his co-workers!

thecottagebythecranelakethree said...

I would love to have some of tjose sandwiches now! But I have no tuna, instead I have makerell in tomato sauce :-) I think I can make something from that too :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.

Guillaume said...

I love a good tuna sandwich. They are both filling and healthy.

laurie said...

I have never saw boiled eggs in tuna, what a great idea!! The bread sounds wonderful and the caramel apples are too too good lol,

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Only you could make a tuna sandwich look gourmet, gorgeous & good - I'll have a bite!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I'll make this because I love tuna sandwiches..and so does PH. However, I will let Jammin' Bread make the wheat bread. :) Short cuts for the elderly, you know.

Kay said...

Wow! This is definitely tuna salad sandwich from scratch! I'm totally blown away!

I just returned from Pennsylvania, jet lagged and dead tired. It will be a few days before I'm up to speed again.

chickpea678 said...

Yum, that sandwich looks SO GOOD!