Poor Boy Sandwich

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


1 serving

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
Field editor Violet Beard of Marshall, Illinois shares her recipe for a fresh-tasting tuna sandwich.


  • 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 zest
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  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.

Nutrition Facts

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