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There Are 2 Divisive Ways To Make A Tuna Melt
The key ingredients of a tuna melt are just tuna salad, bread, and cheese, but the portions of these components are up for debate, and where conversation really gets flowing when you consider how to assemble and cook the sandwich. There are two divisive ways to make a tuna melt: open-faced or closed.
In an open-faced tuna melt, warm tuna salad is spooned onto a single piece of bread, often toasted, and topped with a generous slice of cheese. A closed melt follows the same steps, but another slice of bread is added on top, and while this may seem like a small difference, it can really change the sandwich.
If you like your melts heavy on the tuna, open-faced might be the option for you; closed tuna melts can be messy, and the extra bread dilutes the flavor of the filling. However, in a Twitter poll by Food 52, 46.2% of voters said they prefer closed tuna melts, so this more filling version of the sandwich has fans.