Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Homemade Sliders

Sliders ready to cook
Originally uploaded by mickeynick
We've been on a mini-burger craze lately. I've perfected a method of making them, based on a technique I think I learned from Alton Brown. Basically, take your meat (I like ground turkey, family likes beef), add finely chopped onions and your favorite seasonings, and smush it into a quarter sheet pan that is lined with plastic wrap. Lay another piece of plastic wrap on top, and roll over the whole thing with a rolling pin. The meat layer should be as even as possible. Lift the top layer of plastic wrap off, and lightly score the meat, dividing it into 12 square burgers. Top with the plastic wrap again and put the sheet pan in the freezer for at least 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, slice your buns (I like potato rolls) and prep your condiments. When you are ready to cook, remove the burgers from the freezer and break apart. Place on a preheated griddle and cook for a minute or two on each side. Serve with oven-fried potato wedges.

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