Dog Treats – Tuna Treats

Apologies to those without dogs, but it seems the only time i have to cook ends up being dog treats.

I love that Rachel Ray has a dog treat at the back of each month’s magazine! I’ve found some lovelies there!! This month – well actually i’m a slow magazine reader – it was march’s treats were tuna treats!

I ended up making 2 batches – mainly because i figured it was only 3 ingredients, how hard could it be… alas – reading directions are important!

Tuna Treats!

Ingredients

  • 1 can  (3.5 oz.) tuna in water (do not drain)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups flour

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees . Lightly grease an 9-inch square baking dish.
  2. In a food processor, combine the tuna with its liquid and the eggs; pulse to blend. Add the flour and pulse until crumbly.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a baking dish and press into an even layer. Bake until set, about 5 minutes. Let cool for 15 minutes, then cut into 3 dozen squares. Once the treats cool completely, store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week, or freeze for up to 3 months.

 

 

I’ve hi-lited the important sections! My way worked too, and the dogs are happy with which ever one they get.

Basically i opened a can of tuna, drained it and then read the directions. By read i mean quickly scanned.

So i plopped the drained tuna and egg mess into the food processor and turned it on full blast…  I added more water since i had drained the tuna, then i slowly added the flour thru the tube – missing alot….

Alas – it turned out very smooth and kinda like a bread dough….

I had to mush it around with the spatula and alot of the time it just kept moving from one corner to another.

The correct manner – “till crumbly” should look like this

And then you dump it into the 8X8 pan and moosh it down with a spatula, of course i think it would have gone better with my hands, but smelling like tuna/salmon all day…  meh, not so interested

Both turned out a-ok and the dogs can’t get enough – but really, they can’t get enough of just about anything – except for maybe celery…

So it’s another winner – only downer is needing to keep it in the fridge or freezer…  currently they are “drying” on the counter…

Picture at the beginning – the correct manner of cooking the treats is the top of the photo – my non-direction reading manner is the bottom