Poor Boy Sandwich Recipe

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Field editor Violet Beard of Marshall, Illinois shares her recipe for a fresh-tasting tuna sandwich.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:1 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 1 servings


  • 1 French or submarine roll
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tuna, drained and flaked
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon horseradish
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 787 calories, 49 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 97 mg cholesterol, 1262 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 50 g protein.


  1. Cut a thin slice off top of roll; set aside. Hollow out center, reserving 1/2 cup of bread and leaving a 1/4-in. shell. Combine butter and celery seed; spread over inside of roll and on cut surface of top. Combine remaining ingredients and reserved bread; spoon into roll. Replace top. Yield: 1 serving.
Originally published as Poor Boy Sandwich in Taste of Home April/May 1996, p54

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