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Creamed Tuna Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Ford Peterson
Added: Saturday, February 12, 2011

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2/3 stick of butter
4-5 tablespoons All-purpose flour
1-2 cups Milk
2 cans of Tuna
1 can of sweet peas drained (or microwaved fresh frozen)
2 tablespoons or less of black pepper
Crunchy Chinese noodles (bag)

Directions:
Directions:
There is a trick to this little recipe. Melt the butter in a small pan. Remove from heat. Have the milk on hand and ready to add to the slurry. Using a whisk, add the flour and saturate completely in the butter. Immediately after mixing, add a healthy dose of milk (at least a cup but no more than 2 cups) and dissolve the pasty mix into the milk. I say "immediately" because the flour will begin to fry in the butter until you add the milk and dissolve the paste completely. Return to high heat. Stir continuously. As the mixture begins to thicken, add more milk to dilute and continue to stir. Keep adding milk until it stops thickening. Add pepper to taste. Add both cans of tuna. Add peas. Serve hot and ladle over crunchy Chun-King Chinese noodles.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This was one of my mother's favorite quick meals. Today we keep the dry ingredients on hand for those times when you just don't have time to cook but are so hungry you could eat an old shoe!

When I was first married, I prepared this recipe for Barb and Renee for the first time. "Really? You intend for us to eat that slop?" Admittedly, it does not look that pretty, which is why it got that reaction from Barb. Baby food is more attractive! And I add quite a bit of pepper because I like it that way. They loved it! It's a staple comfort food around these parts. Make it in 5 quick minutes and eat!

Renee tells me that TK will have nothing to do with this because of the Tuna. Well, chop up some dried beef, which is also salty but pretty good in this recipe. Or add two cans of chunky chicken instead of the tuna.

 

 

 

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