Saturday, January 25, 2020

Old Fashioned Creamed Tuna on Toast

     Today I am going to share with you the old fashioned recipe for Creamed Tuna on Toast.  


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    This recipe goes way back to the Great Depression when times were super tough and people had to make do with what was available.  You fed your family with what you could with the little money and little groceries that were on hand.

     I love making this for my family because it really is pure comfort food.  It's called "creamed tuna" but it's really more like tuna "gravy".   Times are not as tough as they were doing the Great Depression but our family still loves it and I try to make it for them at least 2-3 times a month.  How long has it been since you have had it?


Creamed Tuna on Toast

 2 c. milk
1 c. peas
1/2 c. shredded cheese
1/4 c. flour
1 (8 oz.) can of tuna, drained
4 T. butter
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
Toast

   In a medium sized pot, melt the butter over low to medium heat.

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     Stir in the flour, salt and pepper.  Allow it to cook for about a minute or two. Stir it as it cooks.
        Slowly pour in the milk, stirring constantly.  Keep stirring until it begins to thicken.


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    Pour in the tuna and peas.


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    Stir well and add in some shredded cheese.  Today we used Mozzarella  but I usually use cheddar.


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  Stir, remove from stove and ladle the creamed tuna mixture over a few pieces of toast and enjoy!


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    This is equally good over some homemade biscuits, toast points, potatoes, pasta, or even rice.  

Makes 4 servings and each serving has 23 grams of carbs.



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I shared this recipe on the following blogs and link parties:
Full Plate Thursday 
Our Home Away from Home


4 comments:

  1. I love creamed Tuna on Toast, this looks so good! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday.
    Miz Helen

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  2. My sister (14 years older than I) used to toast the bread in a muffin tin first. Then, she would serve the creamed tuna in and on them, on our plates. That was 74 years ago. Thanks for the recipe I’ve been searching for all these years!

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