A modern recipe that combines the slight sweetness of braised onion with flavorsome ham and the strong personality of tuna. A fragrant touch of good vinegar is the finishing touch.
Serves 4 Prep Time: 45 min.
Cook Time: 2 hours (or 45 min. if you use a microwave)
1 1/4 lb. onions
1/2 cup oil
2 T. sugar
1/2 dry white wine
4-8 slices crusty bread
1 can tuna fish in oil
4-8 very thin slices of blackforest ham
A few grains of sea salt
A few drops of sherry vinegar
Finely slice the onion…cook over a very low heat in a covered pan for one hour (or in the microwave for 15 minutes) with the oil and sugar.
Then add the wine … cook uncovered for almost an hour over low heat until it begins to caramelize. (If you can do this the day before, the flavors will blend better).
Toast the slices of bread…spread with a layer of hot glazed onion.
Cover with a slice of ham.
Add 1 -2 tsp. tuna then sprinkle with a few grains of sea salt n
2-3 drops of sherry vinegar. …Serve.
The toast and the glazed onion should be very hot so that the ham fat melts a little.