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The Ideal Bread Match For Crispy, Fluffy Tuna Melts
If you're craving a gooey tuna melt, then put down that fancy sourdough because the perfect bread for the crispiest tuna melt in town is the humble English muffin.
Unlike sourdough, which can be too dense to chew for some, the English muffin allows a tuna topping and its accompanying blanket of melted cheese to sing.
Better yet, the nooks and crannies on the surface of a split and toasted English muffin are perfect for catching melted cheese, without losing its delicious crispness.
For a crispy, salty base, try spreading a thin layer of mayonnaise on the bottom of your muffins before placing them in a hot pan.
For an open faced melt, put a lid on the pan to allow the cheese to melt first. Then, remove the lid for the last minute or so to give the base of the muffins time to crisp up.
However, you can skip this step if you're making a closed-style melt. Simply flip it over to guarantee optimum crunchiness on both sides.