So, it is shocking to me that when I googled for a recipe for traditional sliders, and I came across this recipe (which I admit I skimmed, but got the gist of) for sliders, and I took it home to create beautiful sliders NOT REALIZING that "traditional sliders" taste just like White Castle burgers. Remember, I skimmed the article, so I didn't see the whole "White Castle" thing at the very beginning. I'm just interested in the recipe, not the story behind it!
So, without further ado - Princess ME bequeaths upon you:
Off-White Castle Burgers
recipe makes 6 "dinner roll" sized burgers
- 1 package of dinner rolls from the bakery section
(I used these whole-wheat ones from Whole Foods, cause they're my fave)
- 1 lb. ground beef/chuck/sirloin (whatever floats your boat)
- 1 onion
- olive oil
Put the buns in a lowly heated toaster oven (say about 150 or so) to warm them up (because I do NOT need to soak up extra grease, no matter if that is the way the castle does it!
Slice the onion so that it fits in a food processor (I used my mini food processor, so I sliced mine in half, and then into smaller pieces. Create a finely chopped onion with food processor (almost turns into a mince with lots of juice). Salt the onions.
Add beef to a bowl and add the onion and about a tablespoon of olive oil. Blend ingredients with your hands until the onion is well distributed through the meat. The oil just holds it all together a bit. Form this into 6 patties (I probably could have gotten it to go into 7 patties, but 6 was a better number for me.
Warm up a skillet over Medium heat and add a touch of olive oil to that.
When pan is ready insert the first 3 burgers (unless you have a large griddle and can cook all 6 at one time. If so, I envy you). Allow to brown about 3-5 minutes per side, depending on your slider's thickness.
Remove the rolls from the oven, and cut open and place patties onto them. Repeat with the last 3 sliders.
If you would like to turn these into "Krystal" burgers add pickle and mustard. If you're a castle lover, leave them or add the pickles if you must.