Tuna Melts

Serves 4 Prep Time 30 minutes   Cook Time 2 minutes   Rated:

I love a quick and tasty lunch on the weekend; back in the day when I had kids aplenty who were hungry 24/7, this was a go-to. It keeps the hollow legs full for a couple of hours at least. You can increase or decrease the quantities as you need. There were occasions when we went through over a dozen eggs and more than one loaf of bread when making these, but we did feed the neighborhood hungry hoardes at the same time. No complaints. Ever.

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  • 4 eggs, room temperature
  • Water, for steaming
  • ½ red onion
  • 185 Grams tin tuna, in oil, flaked
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  • Cheese of choice, in slices or grated
  • 4 slices bread (or more as required)
  • Butter for toasting BUY



Place eggs into the simmering basket and submerge in water inside the Thermomix bowl.


Cook 15 minutes/100°C/speed 4. Cool and peel eggs, and slice into discs.


Place onion into the clean, dry Thermomix bowl and chop 2 seconds/speed 5.


Add remaining ingredients except the cheese and eggs, and stir through 4 seconds/speed 4.


Butter the bread and place under a hot grill to lightly toast on one side. Remove.


Spread the tuna mix onto the untoasted side of the bread, top with sliced eggs, cheese and return to the grill/broiler until golden and bubbling. Finish with a few thyme leaves to serve.

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