Tuna Pie is a Filipino type of pie made popular by Jollibee made with tuna filling enclosed on a crispy pie pastry, this homemade version is an easy adaptation where it uses white sliced bread that is breaded instead of the usual pastry.
- 8 pieces sliced breads
- 4 slices processed cheese slices, cut in half
- 3 eggs, lightly beaten
- panko breadcrumbs, to coat
- oil, for shallow frying
- 182 g canned tuna in oil, drained
- 3 tbsp carrots, finely chopped
- 1 tbsp white onion, finely chopped
- 2 tbsp mayonnaise
- 1 tbsp pickle relish
- freshly ground black pepper
- In a bowl combine all filling ingredients, mix well. Set it aside.
- Place eggs in a shallow bowl then beat it. Set aside.
- Place breadcrumbs on a wide plate. Set it aside.
- Flatten sliced bread with a rolling pin.
- Place a spoonful of the filling on the half side of the bread then top it with half of the cheese slice.
- Fold the bread in half then press the edges with a fork tightly to seal. Repeat procedure of the rest.
- Dip each prepared bread with filling in the egg mixture. Then roll it in the plate with breadcrumbs to coat it evenly. Set is aside.
- Heat up a pan filled with oil for shallow frying then cook prepared pie until crispy and golden brown on both sides.
- Remove from pan, place in paper towel lined plate to remove excess oil before serving.
So crunchy with a creamy tuna filling…these hand pies look fabulous!
Wow, what a wonderful dish! I LOVE the idea of this. Best hand pie ever. 🙂 Thanks!
Put the McD’s ones to shame!
This sounds delicious! It is funny to see what recipes different countries have gone crazy over due to COVID. Sourdough bread was insanely popular here (maybe there, too), and then that led to recipes using leftover sourdough starter. COVID or not, these sound like a tasty treat. I love the filling!
Yup you got it right! Everyone I know in the office gained some pounds because of those sourdoughs 🙂
Wow! That really is so creative. I love the idea of using bread as a pastry shell. I really want to try using that concept for all kinds of fillings now.
Wow – these look amazing. I have used rolled bread for hors d’oeuvres before but this is a really great use of it. I love anything made with tuna and oil. Very fun. I will be trying this soon!
Raymund, I’m a hand pie enthusiast so this one caught my eye. I love the idea of rolling the bread flat. I used to do that when I was a kid and make rolled-up Peanut and jam sandwichs. I will be giving this one a try for lunch next week. Heck, I might even make a peanut butter and jam version….
Being from coastal region I love sea food. Tuna is one of my fav. This pie looks amazing. Loved the idea of using bread as a pastry
This sounds so good! Like a new kind of comfort food!
Can it be Frozen? And how long in the freezer? Thank you
Yes you can, for how long? dont try to freeze it for more than 2 months.