Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Tuna Melt Sliders
Bart made this for dinner and we all loved it. The tiny "burgers" made us all think of summer. (He even made the buns himself!)
1 cup dried breadcrumbs
2 (5-ounce) cans white albacore tuna in water, drained well
¼ cup shredded carrot
4 green onions, thinly sliced
2 eggs, lightly beaten
½ teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning
¼ teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons butter
4 slices American or cheddar cheese, quartered diagonally
8 dollar buns, cut in half horizontally
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
8 small lettuce leaves
Place ½ cup breadcrumbs into shallow bowl or pie pan; set aside.
Combine remaining ½ cup breadcrumbs, tuna, carrot, onions, eggs, lemon pepper seasoning and salt in medium bowl; stir until well mixed.
Divide tuna mixture into 8 equal portions; flatten each to 3-inch patty (or about the size of buns). Place patties into breadcrumbs in bowl, coating both sides.
Melt butter in 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat until sizzling (do not crowd skillet—cook patties in two batches if necessary). Add tuna patties. Cook, turning once, until outsides are crisp and insides are heated through (5 to 6 minutes). Top each patty with 2 pieces cheese during last minute of cooking.
Spread cut-sides of top half of buns with mayonnaise. Place tuna patties onto bottom half of buns; top with lettuce leaves and top half of buns. Serve immediately.