“Laughter would be bereaved if snobbery died.” Peter Ustinov
Hello, my name is Cindy and I am a food snob.
In one of those chainmails that do the rounds to share recipes, someone sent me this via email earlier in the week and I pasted it on Facebook, much to the amusement of my friends (who challenged me to actually make the dish):
Fritos Tuna Surprise
- 1 can tuna, drained and flaked
- 1 cup cooked rice
- 1 can of mushroom soup, undiluted
- 1/2 cup milk
Place in a shallow casserole dish.
Mix the following for topping:
- 1 packet crushed Fritos
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
Bake at 180° for 30 minutes.
Much as I am always up for a challenge, I got as far as buying the Fritos, but balked at the tinned soup. I simply can’t bring myself to make it. I see that two of my friends have done the recipe (links to their blogs when they post about it) so I may end up eventually doing it…
I opted, instead, to do Tandy’s challenge to use white onions in a recipe. I made a crust for Kinglip; of diced onions, Pesto Princess rocket & walnut pesto and chopped pistachio nuts and stuck it in the oven to bake. With sweet potato mash, a very simple and satisfying meal that put the horror of the Fritos recipe out of my mind …
“We must never confuse elegance with snobbery.” Yves Saint Laurent.
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