Milly's Tuna on a Shoestring Recipe -
Milly's Tuna on a Shoestring Recipe
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Milly's Tuna on a Shoestring

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"This delicious salad goes great plain or on a salad. It is so-named because an old family friend used to make it for us when we were kids."

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    20 mins

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  1. Break the tuna apart in a bowl. Add the carrot, celery, onion, and mayonnaise; stir to mix. Fold in the shoestring potatoes just before serving.
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May 20, 2009

This was very tasty. I had some shoestring potatoes that were sent over from Canada in a snack trade just itching for a recipe like this. And you know, my kids freaking loved it! I added a little chopped garlic dill to it. Kids ate theirs on bread, I ate mine alone. (Mom's cutting back on carbs, you know.) I didn't even miss the bread!

Feb 22, 2010

Loved it! We omitted the onion and substituted raisins to make it more appealing to our young kids. And, we substituted potato chips for the shoestring potatoes (we didn't have shoestrings). Overall, it's a keeper.


11 Ratings

Aug 13, 2010

Also excellent using canned chicken in place of tuna!

Oct 03, 2011

My mom used to make this for us when we were growing up. Very yummy for lunch! Glad I could find the right measurements on the ingredients, again. Plan to make it sometime this week.

May 10, 2012

I removed the potatoes and subbed out the mayo for italian dressings, which made it more like a tuna salad. It was tasty.

Aug 01, 2011

My husband and I both loved it.

Apr 29, 2014

i finally was able to share this recipe with my number one guy. he admits he was hesitant at first, but after trying it, it the next day he made sure we had the ingredients again and he made it. i add some garlic salt and pepper. it is a great budget that was absolutely fabulous when i was a kid and still is.

Apr 13, 2013

This made me feel like a kid again with chips in my tuna salad! Served with creative garnishes, this was a hit at my house!


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  • Calories
  • 435 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 17.9 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 23 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 35.8 g
  • 55%
  • Fiber
  • 2.1 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 10.3 g
  • 21%
  • Sodium
  • 331 mg
  • 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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