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KO
04-07-2009, 12:11 PM
I found this on a Low carb Site and Beachified It

Tuna Muffins

24 oz Tuna (I use chunk Light) Salmon or Crab would be good too
3 large eggs
2 celery stalks
1/2 (or so) Red Pepper
1 medium Onion
1/2 cup RF Cheddar
Salt Pepper and Old Bay to taste I used about a tbsp of old bay

Drain Tuna Really well
Preheat Oven to 350 Spray Muffin Tin with cooking spray (or Loaf Pan)
Chunk up Veggies and toss in Food Processor or dice very fine
Beat Eggs Mix in Veggies Tuna Spices and Cheese Spoon into Muffin tins and bake for 30 min

It makes 12 2 is a serving
TunaMuffins
lunch 0.17 202 calories 7g fat 1g fiber 32g Protein

In the previous incarnation I added Parmesan cheese


KO
04-07-2009, 01:30 PM
DOn't use that much Old bay!! it's a little too salty!

Schmoodle
08-30-2009, 10:31 AM
I tried these last night Kierie, and they are really good. I used about 3/4 T Old Bay, and no pepper or salt (OB has both in it already). Mine stuck to the muffin tin, even though I sprayed with cooking spray, so next time I'll use liners.
Thanks!


Ruthxxx
08-31-2009, 12:16 PM
Hmmm I think I'll cut the recipe by 1/3 and bake in my silicone muffin cups. I need to eat more fish!

KO
04-23-2010, 11:59 PM
Bump coz I'm making it tomorow

sarahyu
04-26-2010, 05:08 PM
Do you think it would taste good without the cheese? I know somethings just need the creaminess of cheese.

I'm bad about picking up canned tuna whenever it's on sale and not using it much. sounds like this would be great way to use it up. I tend to just force myself to eat it on salad or something.

Sarah

saef
04-26-2010, 05:41 PM
Hmmm. Interesting. A tuna pabuca, but without the bread crumb binder. Kind of like a crab crake. I may have to try this sometime.

KO
04-26-2010, 05:46 PM
Sarah I ahve made them with Pureed white beans also very good!

Lainee01
01-06-2012, 09:08 PM
Sounds great and easy too......will try it.

Dee2
05-12-2012, 04:54 PM
What is RF cheddar?

amandie
05-17-2012, 12:10 AM
What is RF cheddar?

RF stands for Reduced Fat.

wonderlin
08-01-2012, 04:04 PM
Is this really 24 oz?
I decided I wanted to make this today, but all I have is a can that is 5 oz and pouches at are 2.5 and 3.5 oz.
I just wanted to check b/c 24 oz seems like a lot and I wanted to make sure I'm reading it correctly. (plus that amt might limit me if I wanted to make it with crab. $$)
Thanks!

EmmaD
08-01-2012, 08:35 PM
Is this really 24 oz?
I decided I wanted to make this today, but all I have is a can that is 5 oz and pouches at are 2.5 and 3.5 oz.
I just wanted to check b/c 24 oz seems like a lot and I wanted to make sure I'm reading it correctly. (plus that amt might limit me if I wanted to make it with crab. $$)
Thanks!

Good question! A quick Google search yielded several similar recipes that called for 2 6-ounce cans of tuna with 2 eggs for 6 muffins. Here is one example (http://www.genaw.com/lowcarb/tuna_muffins.html).

Here is a simplified version (http://theeverydaycafe.com/2010/08/04/five-ingredient-tuna-muffins/) that calls for 3 7-oz cans = 21 oz, which is close to the 24 oz posted above, and 3-4 eggs for 12 muffins.

It may just depend on whether you have 7-oz cans or 6-oz cans to start with.

I had forgotten about these... they stink up the kitchen when they are cooking but they are really good!

wonderlin
08-02-2012, 10:51 AM
When I looked at the amt of tune in a 2.5 pouch, I can see how you would need 24 oz to make 12!
Thanks for the note about the smell- my kitchen smells like the white Chili right now- I think I'll let it air out before making something else with a strong scent!:)

MoonChild2
08-02-2012, 02:59 PM
How well would these freeze? I don't think my dd would eat these and I often need something for quick in the morning or a snack.

wonderlin
08-02-2012, 07:01 PM
I made them with crab today. Not bad- wish I could afford jumbo lump crab! Just used cans that were on sale.
I think next time I will leave out the Old Bay- just sprinkle some on top if it needs it-they were a bit too salty.
I'm going to try freezing them- I'll let you know how that goes.