Crack'in Good Tuna Mornay

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I found this recipe in the 1991 edition of the Australian Women's Weekly. It has been a family favourite ever since. A very good recipe to fall back on to if you forget to defrost some meat for dinner.

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  • add   1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • add   2 hard-boiled eggs
  • add   1/3 cup plain flour
  • add   30 g butter
  • add   1 1/2 cups stale breadcrumbs
  • add   1 small chicken stock cube
  • add   1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • add   1/3 cup tasty cheese
  • add   4 green shallots
  • add   1 cup frozen peas
  • add   1 (425 g) can chuncky style tuna (drained and flaked)
  • add   60 g butter
  • add   2 1/2 cups milk
  • add   1/3 cup grated tasty cheese

Instructions

  1. Gently melt butter in pan.
  2. Stir in flour over heat until dry and grainy.
  3. Remove from heat and gradually stir in milk and crumbled stock cube- stir over heat until sauce boils and thickens.
  4. Stir in cheese, tuna, pepper, peas and shallot.
  5. Gently fold in eggs.
  6. Pour into a oven proof dish (6 cup capacity) Combine topping ingredients in a seperate bowl.
  7. Sprinkle mornay with topping.
  8. Bake in a moderate oven about 25 minutes or until topping is browned and mornay is heated through.