From My New Favorite Book

If we've talked at all about books or food in the last few months, you'll already know that one of my favorite books is "A Homemade Life" by Molly Wizenberg (see the "Orangette" link on the left of the page). I've had this page ear-marked for some time now, and finally got around to making these!  A few notes... I increased the recipe by 25% to make use of two full cans of tuna, instead of having to leave half of a can unused. Also, I forgot the minced onions, but I think they'd make a nice contrast in texture. Even better, I might try sautéing them next time. We had these with a green salad and made for a deilicious supper that didn't make you feel stuffed afterwards!

Bouchons au Thon
Adapted from Orangette

2 cans canned tuna in water (preferably chunk light), drained
4 Tablespoons tomato paste
7 Tablespoons sour cream (or crème fraîche if you have it around!)
4 large eggs
1 1/4 cup finely grated gruyère cheese
1/3 cup minced onion

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit, and spray 10 wells of a muffin tin with cooking spray (unless, of course, you have a silicone muffin mold, in which case no greasing is necessary).

In a medium bowl, break up the tuna with a fork, smashing it to a rough paste. Add the tomato paste, sour cream, eggs, gruyère, a good pinch of salt, and onion, and mix well. The batter should be relatively smooth.

Spoon the batter evenly into 10 wells of the muffin tin, and bake for 20-25 minutes, until set and golden around the edges.

Serves 3-4 as a light meal with a green salad and crusty bread.

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