In a disguised bid to encourage local economic growth by demonstrating support for homegrown group-buying businesses, I splurged on a RM88 (after discount) 3-in-1 electric grill with detachable plates for for sandwich + waffle + BBQ. I’ll just call it the toastie maker. Why splurge? Come on, no one really needs a toastie maker.
Having received and inspected the product, I think I’d overpaid for the product. But never mind for now.
Anyway it’s still new thus I’m excited about it. So I made super awesome tuna melt for dinner.
You can’t make tuna melt without tuna. To say it’s a very important ingredient for this recipe is a gross understatement. So, buy tuna. Canned is easier. Canned tuna is possibly the second best thing since sliced bread. Then you put the two together, the combination is the best thing ever since sliced bread and canned tuna.
I bought TC Boy’s tuna in water because it contains only 2 ingredients:
Drain the water from tuna, a strainer comes in handy for this. Chop up the onion to your preferred level of chunkiness.
Try to keep your thumb out of the way else it’d end up like this:
Curse at nobody in particular. Clean yourself up. Clean knife, onion and chopping board. Proceed to chop up the rest of the onion.
Add a generous dollop of mayonnaise:
Add a generous squeeze of lemon juice, or obtain from real fresh lemons if you could be arsed:
Add salt and pepper:
Add additional seasoning if you desire, especially something like this if you’d bought it at Ace Hardware on discount:
Mix everything well. Resist eating the whole lot before toasting.
Layer up some tuna mix onto 2 pieces of bread. Then put cheese slices on top, non-processed cheddar if you are loaded. Then put some tomatoes on top. If you do not include tomatoes, you would not get super awesome tuna melt.
Some people butter the bread but I couldn’t be bothered.
Spray a very small amount of cooking oil to the toastie plates. Almost like a dab, really.
Then top the bread slices with another piece of bread on top. Move to toastie maker.
Talk about the obvious? Noooooo…. Really??????
Then close the lid and wait for the thing to grill. Melt. Heated. Toasted. Whatever. My toastie maker was supposed to come with a temperature control. Yeah right it did.
But I think 5 minutes should be a decent time for it to grill. Melt. Heated. Toasted. Whatever.
Remove toastie from toastie maker, cut into half, serve with salad (‘cos I did) and ta-dahhhhhhh!
Super awesome tuna melt. Super yummy. Super easy to make. Super Suanie.