This Easy Hack Lets You Make Tuna Pie With Bread
No pastry skills needed!
With the enhanced community quarantine, trips to the grocery have been presumably far and few. For cooking newbies, this means finding the creativity to whip up something in the kitchen with whatever's available in your pantry. It could a little intimidating to start something from scratch, but thankfully, there are things like ingenious food hacks to help make things a breeze and Facebook groups that focus on food and cooking tips to save you from kitchen disasters.
One of the recipes that became popular is Facebook user Imsi Mejorada's tuna pie hack, which is based on a YouTube video she chanced upon. Her version uses a slice of bread, canned tuna, canned mushroom, mayonnaise, all-purpose cream, and grated cheese.
Here's how you can do it at home:
Prep by draining canned tuna, draining canned mushroom and slicing the mushrooms into small squares, and grating the cheese.
For the filling, mix tuna, mushroom, cheese, mayonnaise, all-purpose cream in one bowl, and season with salt and pepper as needed. You have the freedom to substitute or add more ingredients to make it more flavorful.
Prep the bread by cutting the edges of the bread and flattening each piece using a rolling pin. You can also use a drinking glass or a bottle if you don't have a rolling pin.
Just fill the middle part of flattened bread with the tuna filling and fold the ends, then seal both sides of the bread by applying pressure using the points of a fork.
Dip or brush the bread in egg wash and coat in breadcrumbs. You can use crushed crackers or crushed toasted bread as an alternative to breadcrumbs. Fry until golden brown. Serve while hot!
Once you've mastered this pie hack, you can also use other ingredients for your next kitchen experiment—think other savory fillings or fruits for next time.
this strange new world.