What Is Tuna Pea Wiggle

What on earth is tuna pea wiggle you ask? Well it’s a dish particular to the northeastern U.S that consists of tuna, and peas in a white sauce. It’s usually served over toast, crackers or potatoes.

tuna pea wiggle

I’ll admit it’s the weird name that first attracted me to the dish. But after trying it I’m convinced that it’s not just a funny name but a delicious budget stretching dish that kiddies just love!

The name is not just to be funny either. It was not made up by a mom or grandmom just to please the kiddies.

Turns out “wiggle” is another name for sauce! Didn’t know that before.

Have you ever had Tuna Pea Wiggle? Give it a try and see what you think!

Tuna Pea Wiggle
  • 2 tablespoons butter or 2 tablespoons margarine
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 6 ounce can tuna in water (Drained)
  • 1 14 ounce can peas (Drained)
  • salt & pepper
  • 4 -6 slices buttered toast
  1. Melt butter or margarine in sauce pan over medium heat. Add flour & cook for 1 minute, (so you won't have flour taste). Add milk & stir until thickened.
  2. Add drained tuna, peas, salt & pepper.
  3. And WA-LA, it's done!
Recipe Notes

Serve over buttered toast, potatoes or saltine crackers!


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