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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%
Voters: 73. You may not vote on this poll

Old 07-11-2014, 01:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Dirt Grinder View Post
Last sentence of said post: "Couldve made more but ran out of mayo."

LOL - I suppose you were going to make at least thirty sandwiches from that five ounce can of tuna, BUT you ran out of mayo. I'm going to make tuna sandwiches as I always have - you go ahead and do the same (and buy more mayo next time).
nobody is telling anyone how to make their sandwiches.

If i had not ran out of mayo im sure i couldve made enough for 5 more sandwiches.

Old 07-11-2014, 02:20 AM
Location: Houston, TX
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5 oz can of tuna mixed with mayo and some pickle. 2-3 sandwiches. 1/4" thick.
Old 07-11-2014, 04:56 AM
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Originally Posted by pythonis View Post
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?
how many from a 2 oz can? 1 if you are lucky, depending on what else you use in your tuna salad. We get the standard tuna cans, I add celery, dill pickles and a green onion plus mayo. We get 2 nice sandwiches or 3 without not as much filling.
Old 07-11-2014, 07:00 AM
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Originally Posted by pythonis View Post
No real preference as far as brand (either Bumble Bee or Chicken of the Sea) but i do prefer the albacore in water.

I think one reason i can make do with such a slight amount is because the taste and smell is soo overpowering to me. I can barely stand it so one little piece in something is not unnoticeable by me.

I just made a container of tuna salad. From a 5 ounce can i made nearly 14 ounces of salad. So at 2 ounces of salad per thats 7 sandwiches from 1 can. Couldve made more but ran out of mayo.
You're not eating tuna salad sandwiches. You're eating mayo sandwiches with a tinge of tuna. Ick.

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Old 07-11-2014, 07:06 AM
Location: zone 5
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Originally Posted by pythonis View Post
now youve got me questioning the size of the cans i buy. I'll have to recheck when i can.

**I stand corrected. Its a 5 ounce can, not a 2 ounce.
I just breathed a sigh of relief. I was thinking that *had* to be what you meant, but....
I get two sandwiches from it. I voted one in the poll, but that was going on 2 oz.
Old 07-11-2014, 07:11 AM
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Like everything else, the contents of a can of tuna has been reduced to 4-5 oz. This is one serving on most diet plans, so even for just the two of us, I buy 12 oz cans of tuna to get 4 sandwiches out of it. If I going to the trouble of mincing celery, or whatever I'm putting into it, I want to get several servings.
Old 07-11-2014, 07:14 AM
Location: Lafayette, LA
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Originally Posted by pythonis View Post
now youve got me questioning the size of the cans i buy. I'll have to recheck when i can.

**I stand corrected. Its a 5 ounce can, not a 2 ounce.
I still don't see how you can get 12 sandwiches from a single can of tuna. What do you add to it to make it go that far? It's gotta be more than just tuna and mayo, right?
Old 07-11-2014, 08:30 AM
Location: North Oakland
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I just made tuna salad from a 7 oz. can of Italian tuna in olive oil, some homemade 1,000 Island dressing I had left from yesterday's salad, plus a handful of blueberries and some torn basil leaves. It's going to make at least two sandwiches. I like a higher tuna-to-bread ratio than you do, however, so I'm not counting on three.

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Old 07-11-2014, 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by jay5835 View Post
You must prefer bread.
And mayo.
Old 07-11-2014, 08:57 AM
Location: Way Up North
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I just noticed that you said a 2 oz. can of tuna. My answer was based on a 5 oz. can. I can get about 4 sandwiches from a 5 oz. can. I add the usual celery, onions, pickle, and mayo.
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