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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

07-11-2014, 09:50 AM
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 Originally Posted by pythonis So on average for those who make tuna salad sandwiches how many can you get from a single (2 ounce) can?
A 2 oz. can would be just enough for one small sandwich!

07-11-2014, 11:43 AM
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Don't mean to be picky here, but I would call a sandwich that has both tuna and egg a tuna-egg sandwich. I get 2-3 sandwiches from a 5 or 6 oz can if it's straight tuna and relish, onion mayo, lemon juice. If I start adding eggs, it can double the amount.

But, I prefer egg salad OR tuna salad, so it's 2-3 for me.

07-11-2014, 12:15 PM
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Tuna sandwiches, to me, are 1 can of tuna, 2 tablespoons of mayo, salt, pepper and MAYBE finely chopped celery. Maybe.

And, I get 3 sandwiches out of it - one for my husband, 1 for each of my kids. I don't do tuna sandwiches. Overdid it in grade school.

And, for the record, the thought of hardboiled egg in anything tuna - makes me gag, lol. Not a combo I could do.

07-11-2014, 12:38 PM
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 Originally Posted by AndreaSoup Tuna sandwiches, to me, are 1 can of tuna, 2 tablespoons of mayo, salt, pepper and MAYBE finely chopped celery. Maybe.
^^Yup. I don't do tuna salad, but if I'm doing chicken or turkey salad, I use just enough mayo to moisten everything. The mayo is really a small part of the ratio.

07-11-2014, 12:41 PM
I voted for 3 to 4. However, if I serve them open-faced as in a tuna melt with Cheddar cheese and tomatoes, I typically use a tad less tuna because of the cheese and tomatoes.

From a 5-ounce can of Albacore tuna to 4-ounces because I drain the tuna. Typically, I add chopped sweet pickles, sweet pickle juice and mayonnaise. An open faced sandwich can vary with what vegetables I have on hand (a pinch of minced carrot, etc.). That 1-ounce of tuna juice is a treat for my awaiting kitties.

07-11-2014, 12:44 PM
 Location: San Antonio/Houston 33,573 posts, read 51,786,623 times Reputation: 82993
^^^ That's what I was talking about! Aren't they yummy (minus the American sandwich bread)?? No need to build it 6"tall.

07-11-2014, 01:08 PM
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 Originally Posted by elnina ^^^ That's what I was talking about! Aren't they yummy (minus the American sandwich bread)?? No need to build it 6"tall.

I love open-faced sandwiches - I am one that believes that you eat with your eyes first! I appreciate the convenience of a closed sandwich but given the choice, I am open and enjoy the process of the knife and fork.

I miss the convenience and expectancy of freshly baked bread that I enjoyed while living abroad. I think that I'll look into purchasing a bread-baking machine.

After all this discussion of tuna, etc., it looks like the Kitties will be getting a treat tonight.

07-11-2014, 01:19 PM
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Like I said earlier, the size of the can in question is a 5 oz, not a 2. I believe the confusion was me looking at possibly the serving instead of the net wt of the can.

Also, unlike other "salads" where theres a huge amount of the main ingredient, tuna is the exception. You could take a bathtub full of mayo and mix one can of tuna into it and every bit of it will (to me) taste entirely like tuna. Thats pretty much all i need is just a taste of tuna. Whether theres actual chunks of tuna in there or not is irrelevant to me. Truth be told i could probably mix tuna juice in other ingredients and trash the meat.

07-11-2014, 01:26 PM
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I just want to know... "why bother?"
If you don't like Tuna, which you obviously do not, don't eat it.

This is definitely one of the strangest threads I've seen in a long time.

07-11-2014, 01:28 PM
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 Originally Posted by d2mini I just want to know... "why bother?" If you don't like Tuna, which you obviously do not, don't eat it. This is definitely one of the strangest threads I've seen in a long time.
never said i dont like it. I just said its a really strong smell/taste.

And im pretty sure the "Do you exercise naked?" thread is a bit more strange than this one.

Reason for asking the question is because theres 3 of us living here in the house; 2 adults 1 teenager. I made a container of tuna salad which even being generous shouldve been enough to give each person 2 sandwiches. However ol' Stomach McTeen decided to empty the entire bowl onto 2 slices of bread and make 1 sandwich from it which effectively took 2 meals away from each of us. So that made me wonder just how many others out there have the same concept of making a tuna salad sandwich; ie one can equals 1 sandwich.
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