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Tuna En Croute

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This Tuna En Croute is my favorite fish pastry. Try this cheesy fish bake with your favorite savory sauces and let me know if you like it. Your suggestions for this Tuna En Croute are welcome.
  Canned tuna 26 Ounce, drained, flaked (2 Cans, 13 Ounce Each)
  Eggs 4
  Shredded cheddar cheese 4 Ounce (1 Package)
  Fresh white bread crumbs 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Milk 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Grated onion 1 Tablespoon
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Piecrust mix 11 Ounce (1 Package)

1. In large bowl, mix tuna, 3 eggs, and remaining ingredients except piecrust mix until well blended.
2. Prepare piecrust mix as label directs for 2-crust pie. Divide dough into 2 balls, one slightly larger. On lightly floured surface with floured rolling pin, roll smaller ball into 16" by 4" oval; place on large ungreased cookie sheet.
3. Spoon tuna mixture on top of pastry; with hands, mold tuna mixture to form fish shape. Roll remaining ball into 18" by 7" oval. Gently place over tuna mixture. With knife, trim pastry edges to about 1/2 inch all around tuna mixture; set scraps aside. With floured 4-tined fork, press pastry all around edge to seal.
4. Preheat oven to 375°F. Reroll scraps; use to cut out shapes to resemble fins and tail of fish; tuck under fish slightly; press to seal. With small, sharp knife or kitchen shears, cut eyes, mouth, gills, and scales on fish.
5. In small bowl, beat remaining egg. With pastry brush, brush egg over entire surface of fish. Bake 45 minutes or until browned. To serve warm, with metal spatula, carefully loosen fish from cookie sheet and gently slide onto platter. Or refrigerate to serve cold later.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3643 Calories from Fat 1130

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 126 g194.1%

Saturated Fat 45.8 g228.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1117.1 mg372.4%

Sodium 7314.4 mg304.8%

Total Carbohydrates 301 g100.5%

Dietary Fiber 14.6 g58.6%

Sugars 27.9 g

Protein 313 g626.3%

Vitamin A 66.8% Vitamin C 13.3%

Calcium 137.9% Iron 274.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Tuna En Croute Recipe