Open-Faced Tuna and Egg Salad with Kettle Chips

Open-Faced Tuna and Egg Salad with Kettle Chips | Very Culinary

by Amy Flanigan on May 20, 2013 · 200 comments

Say what you will about crazy Californians, you just can’t beat the weather. Some people embrace snow and winter sports, but that was never for me. I’m a much happier person since moving back four years ago – I have the windows open in March, adorn my flip-flops in April, and start my garden long before Memorial Day weekend.

And we can enjoy picnics sooner. Not a fake carpet picnic, looking longingly out the window at bare trees. No. A real picnic! With blissful temperatures, a breeze, on a blanket, outside, under full trees.

And picnic food.

You know what I’m talking about; a log of salami, potato salad, pickles, sandwiches, and potato chips. A lot of potato chips.

C’mon, we all love chips! But let’s be honest, not all potato chips are created equal. Amiright? There are potato chips, and then there are Kettle Brand Chips. There are flimsy chips that fall apart in your mouth, and there are substantial Kettle Brand Chips. There are bland chips, and there are Kettle Brand Chips.

Plus, I hate icky stuff in my food. Kettle Brand Chips are made with all natural, Non-GMO ingredients. No trans fats, no MSG…frankly no ingredients that are impossible to pronounce. We all want better food on our plate, and Kettle Brand Chips has been making chips for over 30 years. They’ve perfected it.

When they contacted me to try some new flavors out, I jumped at the chance. It’s always nice when you go in to review something, knowing there’s no possible way it could be bad.

I bought one bag each of their Sea Salt, Sea Salt & Vinegar, Jalapeño, Backyard Barbeque, Spicy Thai, Zesty Ranch, Fully Loaded Baked Potato, New York Cheddar, Honey Dijon, and Sour Cream and Onion. Paul, the kids, and I pretty much had a Kettle Brand Chip love fest. It was a tough job, but somebody had to do it ;-)

I decided on the classic Sour Cream and Onion to incorporate into a recipe. But I really could not have gone wrong with any of these.

You know those casseroles where there are smashed chips on the top? Well, when I was growing up, I used to smash chips and put them on a sandwich. So I decided to make a classic tuna and egg salad with Kettle Brand Chips crushed and mixed in. Why add the extra work of grabbing something else off the plate to eat when you can do it all in one bite? Total winner!

Open-Faced Tuna Egg Salad with Kettle Chips | Very Culinary

We don’t all live near Willamette, Oregon, where Kettle Brand Chips are made. But we do live near a grocery store that carries them. And for that, Kettle Brand Chips have found a nice, cozy little home in my pantry.

(Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Kettle Chips – I received compensation for recipe development and my time. My recipe was created using Kettle Chips, which you would already find in my pantry. Opinions are my own.)

Open-Faced Tuna and Egg Salad with Kettle Chips
Serves 4
Prep time: 15 minutes

Ingredients
• 1/3 cup light mayonnaise
• 1 1/2 teaspoons dijon mustard
• 1 tablespoon dill picke relish
• 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• freshly ground black pepper to taste
• pinch of cayenne
• 1 (10 ounce) can solid white tuna in water
• 3 hard boiled eggs. chopped
• 1 cup crushed sour cream and onion Kettle potato chips
• bread and lettuce for serving

Directions
In a medium bowl, whisk together the mayo, mustard, pickle relish, onion powder, salt, pepper, and cayenne. Gently fold in the tuna, chopped eggs, and potato chips.

Serve on bread or rolls of your choice with some leafy greens.

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Denise L July 3, 2013 at 4:53 pm
Denise L July 3, 2013 at 4:47 pm

Cheese & wine :)

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margo mckeon July 3, 2013 at 4:21 pm

cold cuts,cheese ,bread and chips and dip

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Lee July 3, 2013 at 4:06 pm

My perfect picnic basket would include fried chicken, potato salad and fruit salad.

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Whitney July 3, 2013 at 4:02 pm
Whitney July 3, 2013 at 4:01 pm

Turkey sandwich, salad, chips/dip, and some nice fruit!

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Margaret July 3, 2013 at 3:53 pm

I always include iced tea in my picnic basket.

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LAMusing July 3, 2013 at 2:29 pm

I like to add shrimp cocktail, crusty french bread and brie

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Norma July 3, 2013 at 2:27 pm

fresh summer fruit salad!

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Maggie M July 3, 2013 at 2:02 pm

My family is all about sandwiches so that’s usually what goes in our picnic basket.

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Sara Floyd July 3, 2013 at 1:52 pm
Sara Floyd July 3, 2013 at 1:52 pm

I would have fruit and pasta salad

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Crystal F July 3, 2013 at 12:55 pm

We’re all for simple stuff so we will do sandwhiches, chips, granola bars and lots of drinks or we will just go to KFC and get one of the meals. Thank you!

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Amanda Sakovitz July 3, 2013 at 10:50 am
Amanda Sakovitz July 3, 2013 at 10:50 am

Turkey sandwiches and chips!

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Tabathia B July 3, 2013 at 10:39 am
Tabathia B July 3, 2013 at 10:29 am

seedless grapes and danimals yogurt drink

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Christian Alejandro July 3, 2013 at 10:24 am
Christian Alejandro July 3, 2013 at 10:23 am

I like to include sandwiches, cold drinks, salad, chips, dessert!

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Betty C July 3, 2013 at 10:12 am
Betty C July 3, 2013 at 10:11 am

I usually include fried chicken, potato salad (or coleslaw), chips and fruit

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Nick A. July 3, 2013 at 9:01 am

I always include kettle potato chips

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Shea Balentine July 3, 2013 at 8:43 am
Shea Balentine July 3, 2013 at 8:38 am

We love kettle chips and hubby would make sure it was one of the first things put in the basket! Along with some bottled water and apples!

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brenda robinson July 3, 2013 at 8:25 am

iced tea, a summer fave

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Stephanie G July 3, 2013 at 8:22 am
Stephanie G July 3, 2013 at 8:21 am

Sandwiches, cookies, chips, fruit salad, potato salad, drinks a blanket, napkins.

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angie lilly July 3, 2013 at 7:21 am
angie lilly July 3, 2013 at 7:21 am

a ton of fresh fruit and cheese with pina coladas on the rocks!

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Jackee July 3, 2013 at 6:56 am
Jackee July 3, 2013 at 6:54 am

I always make hummus for our picnics. It tastes great and it good for you too. I make a basic recipe then add jalapenos and roasted pasilla and bell peppers. Yum!

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DanV July 3, 2013 at 6:04 am

We have sandwiches, pickles, fruit and drinks

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Kayla July 2, 2013 at 8:33 pm

I include sandwiches, fruits, veggies, chips, potato salad, and chocolate chip cookies!

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Lauren Harmon July 2, 2013 at 8:02 pm

I always pack hummus and chips, coconut water, and grapes in my picnic basket! Yummy & Healthy! :)

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Marilyn July 2, 2013 at 7:39 pm
Marilyn July 2, 2013 at 7:39 pm

In my picnic basket I usually pack fried chicken or sandwiches, some pasta or potato salad, watermelon and grapes.

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Lisa Garner July 2, 2013 at 7:30 pm

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Lisa Garner July 2, 2013 at 7:29 pm

We have sandwiches, fresh fruit, corn on the cob and chips in our picnic basket.
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tina reynolds July 2, 2013 at 5:12 pm

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tina reynolds July 2, 2013 at 4:55 pm

I would have sandwiches, hummus, fresh fruit especially pinapple its my familys favorite and sweet tea water

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Jammie July 2, 2013 at 4:29 pm
Jammie July 2, 2013 at 4:19 pm

granola bars. yummy sweepmorey at gmail dot com

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d cosgrove July 2, 2013 at 10:49 am

BLTs

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diane Baum July 2, 2013 at 7:39 am

I would like to try your Open-Faced Tuna and Egg Salad-but what about keeping them cold, because of the mayo? Kettle chips and fruit kabobs

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s riches July 2, 2013 at 6:57 am

I put sausage and pepper sandwiches in the basket along with avocados.

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ky2here July 2, 2013 at 3:44 am

I’m too paranoid to take yours (food safety) but I’ll sure pack plenty of quinoia, brown rice, fruit from the farmers market and cheese from the same market.

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Sara W July 2, 2013 at 3:07 am

I usually include some type of fruit.

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Carolsue July 2, 2013 at 2:42 am

I include hard boiled eggs, fruit, cheese, chips and wine

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Pauline M July 1, 2013 at 10:31 pm

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