Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Faux White Castle Sliders


While I'm not a big White Castle fan (blasphemy, I know), I do love burgers and it is hard to resist those little bundles of joy we call sliders. Several months ago, my friend Spryte posted this easy recipe for an easy version of the White Castle. It looked marvelous. It is marvelous. And it takes a total of 25 minutes from start to finish, with no mess. Check out Spryte's post here: Spryte's White Castle Style Sliders





Start by adding some of those dehydrated onions to the bottom of a pan.


The original recipe calls for 2 pounds of ground chuck  (use something not too lean--the fat helps to reconstitute the onions) and a 9 x 13" pan, but since I was making this for just Pete and me, I halved the recipe and used an 8" square pan.




Use whatever seasoning floats your boat. I like this Trader Joe's stuff.

Just pat the meat over the onions, sprinkle it with seasoning salt, and bake it for 20 minutes at 400 degrees (I probably could have baked it 5 minutes more since my layer of meat was a tad thicker). Blot any excess fat off of the top. Add some cheese slices to cover and pop it back into the oven for a few more minutes to melt the cheese. Then just cut it into squares (I made nine--the original recipe called for 24 in the bigger pan, so mine were just a bit thicker). Using a spatula, scoop up a burger square with some of the onion, pop it on one of those tasty Hawaiian rolls, add a pickle if you wish, and voila! a White Castle look alike (albeit tastier).




No fuss, no muss---these babies are good!

13 comments:

  1. I think these are great! I'm sure they are a million times better than White Castle!

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  2. Ya know... I've NEVER had a white castle burger! hehehehe

    I'm glad you liked them. Everyone loves them at my house. I make a double batch then I have leftovers and they microwave really well for snacks or lunches.

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  3. I am going to have to try these. They sound easy and delicious!

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  4. I'm with you...I don't like White Castle burgers either. Since you say these taste better, I'm going to give them a try.

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  5. Hmm...yumm... this sounds fabulous! Thanks for sharing.
    Kristy

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  6. Dude, I am so so so making these.

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  7. There you go again, adding another recipe for me to try. Don't you know I need to watch my weight? Just kidding, these look wonderful and are being added to the arsenal of 'recipes for supper'. Thanks, Cathy!

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  8. Mmmm. These sure look good with the melted cheese and perfect pickle slice. Deliciously done!

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  9. These are the best "no fuss no muss" burgers on the planet, and they are SO stinkin good. I just made them fro my brother and his family with potato rolls. The kids went nuts for them.

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  10. Brilliant! I moved to TX from St. Louis and sure do miss White Castle, these really do look like them too!

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  11. Way to go! Love those sliders!

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  12. Oh, my! My mouth is watering...great post! Thank you for your vote on Project Food Blog! -Katy

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