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View Poll Results: can of tuna= how many sandwiches
1 17 23.29%
2-3 45 61.64%
3-4 8 10.96%
5-6 0 0%
7 or more 3 4.11%
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Old 07-10-2014, 08:54 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Depending on the size of the bread or roll I can get 3 or 4 from a 5 oz. can with mayo & celery. Just had tuna today for lunch and got 3 sandwiches out of it. 2 on bread and one on a kaiser roll.
With 12 sandwiches from a 5 oz can you're getting .41 oz of tuna per sandwich. Since you add relish, egg and onion I guess it's possible to get 12. I don't like a lot of added stuff so I'll settle for 3 or 4.

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Old 07-10-2014, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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Old 07-10-2014, 09:08 PM
 
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Yeah thats why i specified tuna salad sandwich and not a tuna sandwich.
Most tuna salad recipes that I have seen (and made) do not include hard-boiled egg. It's an optional ingredient for tuna salad.

A few examples - actually the first four results from a Google search of "tuna salad":

Tuna Salad Recipe : Food Network Kitchen : Food Network (2 6 oz cans of tuna used, makes 3 to 4 servings). No egg.

Barbie's Tuna Salad Recipe - Allrecipes.com - This one uses a 7 oz can, and gets 4 servings. No egg here, either.

Essential Recipe: The Perfect Tuna Salad - Two 5 oz cans, makes 2 cups of tuna salad, no eggs in this one. Even in the variations, no egg.

Wikipedia defines tuna salad as "typically a blend of two main ingredients: tuna and mayonnaise or mayonnaise-substitute". It does list hard-boiled egg as an optional ingredient.
 
Old 07-10-2014, 09:20 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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So on occasion I buy a can or 2 of tuna and make tuna salad for sandwiches. Now being one that was raised to make stuff last I can get like a dozen or so from 1 can of tuna. Yet when others around here make one they get 1 maybe 2 largely due to the fact that they make each sandwich 2-3 inches thick. I like mine somewhat thin (1/4 to 1/2 inch thick).
So on average for those who make tuna salad sandwiches how many can you get from a single (2 ounce) can?

I don't understand the concept of sandwiches like this:

http://zgt-thumb.storage.googleapis....98_85_s_c1.JPG

No one can even open their mouth so wide. It's insane, and does not even taste good when so overstuffed.
There is no civilized way to eat this too.
I am with you, OP - I like just 1-2 slices of meat or cheese or whatever or a thin layer of salads and stuff. So, yes - I can make several good tasting sandwiches from one can of tuna
 
Old 07-10-2014, 09:26 PM
 
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A proper sammich is more than just bread.
I don't even eat sammiches anymore (for the most part) since i'm low carb but when I did you had to have some filling!
Now I'm not talking ridiculous NYC jewish deli pastrami sammiches that are about 6" thick, but at least have something in their to chew besides the dang bread.
A small can or one of those new pouches makes one tuna sammich with mayo, onions, maybe some relish and salt/pepper.
The bigger can I can squeeze two sammiches out of

Bread is one of the worst things you can eat imho, especially bleached flour white bread.
Being "frugal" is killing you.
Throw the tuna salad on a nice bed of greens, some sliced hard boiled egg and some other veggies/nuts and now you've got a healthy protein packed meal with healthy fats! Yum!
Just not as portable.
Thanks for the health lesson but im good. Bread in moderation is not bad for you and when its 100% whole wheat it actually keeps you fuller longer. Trust me...ive lost 35 lbs by eating right and being frugal.
 
Old 07-10-2014, 09:28 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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A proper sammich is more than just bread.
I don't even eat sammiches anymore (for the most part) since i'm low carb but when I did you had to have some filling!
Now I'm not talking ridiculous NYC jewish deli pastrami sammiches that are about 6" thick, but at least have something in their to chew besides the dang bread.
A small can or one of those new pouches makes one tuna sammich with mayo, onions, maybe some relish and salt/pepper.
The bigger can I can squeeze two sammiches out of

Bread is one of the worst things you can eat imho, especially bleached flour white bread.
Being "frugal" is killing you.
Throw the tuna salad on a nice bed of greens, some sliced hard boiled egg and some other veggies/nuts and now you've got a healthy protein packed meal with healthy fats! Yum!
Just not as portable.
^^^ Yes! Make a healthy salad instead!!!

Most sandwiches have way too much bread. Cut the bread in half and you don't need to make it 6" high.
I really love the European open face sandwiches!

open face sandwiches - Google Search
 
Old 07-10-2014, 09:28 PM
 
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I don't understand the concept of sandwiches like this:

http://zgt-thumb.storage.googleapis....98_85_s_c1.JPG

No one can even open their mouth so wide. It's insane, and does not even taste good when so overstuffed.
There is no civilized way to eat this too.
I am with you, OP - I like just 1-2 slices of meat or cheese or whatever or a thin layer of salads and stuff. So, yes - I can make several good tasting sandwiches from one can of tuna
lol i sometimes wonder why people dont put a slice of bread in between all those toppings. I mean thats basically what theyre doing.
 
Old 07-10-2014, 09:37 PM
 
Location: USA
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It would take me forever to eat all the tuna salad if I made it, but back when I did, I would want a scant amount of the mixture on the bread, maybe one half inch. Not a big thick sandwich.
 
Old 07-10-2014, 09:48 PM
 
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The thickness of my TS sandwiches are about like this http://www.mangezmangez.ca/images/Tuna.jpg
 
Old 07-10-2014, 10:02 PM
 
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Thanks for the health lesson but im good. Bread in moderation is not bad for you and when its 100% whole wheat it actually keeps you fuller longer. Trust me...ive lost 35 lbs by eating right and being frugal.
But if you're making 12 sandwiches, that's not exactly moderation. Unless you're keeping the opened tuna for a long period of time, which isn't exactly safe. Once open, you should use it up within 3 or 4 days or discard it.
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