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  • During the 1950s and 60s there existed a lunch counter or booths in every major Five-and Dime or Drug store. Usually they had on the menu, "Tuna Fish Salad Sandwich." Surprisingly, these sandwiches were always tasty. This is my recipe that comes closest to those good old-fashioned Tuna Fish Salad Sandwiches,
  • Preparation:
  • Thoroughly drain* and flake any chunks in the tuna.
  • Dice and combine the celery, scallion, onion, bread & butter pickles and sweet gherkins until well mixed.
  • Toss the vegetable mix with the flaked tuna.
  • Add the diced hard-boiled egg and toss the mixture until all the additives are evenly distributed.
  • Combine all of the remaining dressing ingredients in a bowl. Taste and adjust seasonings.
  • Gently fold the dressing into the tuna until the salad is well mixed and homogeneous.
  • Refrigerate tightly covered until ready to use in salads or sandwiches.
  • *Note: In draining the tuna you are trying to prevent the tuna salad from becoming soggy. Beware the accumulated amount of liquid in the tuna and the amount of dressing used. This is especially important to prevent the sandwiches from being soggy. Use only enough combine moisture items to keep the tuna salad from making free liquid. The better drained the tuna the more dressing you can use.

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  • RESAFilms 1 year ago
    Peoples Drug Store in Richmond, Va in 1968-69 had the best tuna salad I've ever eaten. It was a light orange color. Have never come close to duplicating it.
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    helen3007 ate it and said...
    Wonderful!!
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    " It was excellent "
    neena51 ate it and said...
    This is the way my Mom made tuna salad... Thanks so much for the memory!
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    lunasea ate it and said...
    Delicious and as perfect as I remembered. Great post...thanks so much!
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    gingerlea ate it and said...
    I also miss the lunch counters. This was and still is my most favorite sammich!!!!!!!! Got my 5. Oh yeah, with a Black Cherry Coke from the fountain!!!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    jenniferbyrdez ate it and said...
    Wonderful. Miss the lunch counters. Thank you Gringo. Glad you're back.
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    greekgirrrl ate it and said...
    Thats almost exactly how my Dad makes it and it is truly wonderful. Thanks!
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    cabincrazyone ate it and said...
    I remember Woolworth's very long lunch counter along two walls, and that it could have been twice that length for all the customers at noon.
    I think you're right on with this recipe, Gringo. I'll make it this summer with a tall iced tea. Thanks for the great post.
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    robertg ate it and said...
    I remember these in the 40's always was a treat to get one when shopping with my mother.Thanks for bringing back a pleasent memory.Got my 5 forks....Bob
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