Tuna Puff

By • April 20, 2010 • 4 Comments



Author Notes: After my mother died, I was going through her wooden recipe box and discovered a treasure trove of recipes from her, her mother and her grandmother. Gram Norcross, my great-grandmother, lived until I was thirteen. Four generations of women in our family have made her recipe. It interested me to read my grandmother's comment at the bottom of the recipe, noting that it fed 5 people with second helpings! Portion sizes were so different in those days. I love the old-fashioned name.Lizthechef

Serves 4, nowadays

  • 1/2 cup grated American cheese
  • 1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup soft bread crumbs, tightly packed
  • 1 6 oz. can of tuna or salmon
  1. Add cheese to soup and heat until cheese has melted. Remove from heat. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Beat egg yolks slightly - then add a little of the mixture to them and mix well. Then stir in the rest of the yolks into the cheese mix. Add bread crumbs and tuna.
  3. Beat egg whites until stiff and fold into mixture. Pour into 2 quart casserole and bake for 45 minutes.

Tags: comfort food, family, old-fashioned

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over 2 years ago theresa94010

If this was titled "Salmon Souffle" it might have received more attention. Canned salmon would be more suitable than tuna in my opinion. Will give the receipt a try, good for lunch or as a first course.

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over 4 years ago Lizthechef

With all respect to Gram, Moo Moo and Mama, I think this works better with a little chilled, poached salmon - and some cheese other than American. Bechamel sauce is nice too. But I wanted to post this to honor the 3 Moms behind this. Thanks!

Trishthedish

over 4 years ago trishthedish

this is the perfect comfort food - I can hardly wait to make it!

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over 4 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Great photos!