Who doesn’t love hamburgers? Why settle for one when you can have multiple? Cant decide whether to go beef, pork chicken or lamb? why not one of each?
Sliders were first made in 1921 by a hamburger chain in the US called White Castle who went on to trademark the name Slyders. White Castle set out to change the public’s opinion of ground beef after some bad publicity by a book about the horrific practices of the meat packing industry.
So whats the difference between sliders and mini hamburgers? Sliders are traditionally cooked on a bed of moist finely chopped onions. The steam from the onions helps cook the patty through without the need to flip it. The bottom bun is also placed over the cooking patty to absorb the steam adding flavor and warming the bun. Traditional sliders were topped with just a single slice of pickle, mustard and/or tomato sauce. A mini hamburger is just that, a smaller version of a traditional grilled burger.
In April 2012 Kitchen Warehouse (a fantastic kitchenware shop in W.A) announced Pete Evens would be holding a cooking demonstration in one of their stores. Along with this announcement they mentioned a slider competition, all you had to do was create a slider take a picture and send it in. Three lucky winners had the chance to have a cook off before Pete’s demonstration and the winner got to assist Pete while he cooked. As it turned out I was one of the three and found myself standing in front of a lot of people trying to cook! Not sure how people manage that its a little scary. You can check out the Kitchen Warehouse album here. Coming up with a slider was the next thing to do, I pretty much just thought of throwing a few of my favourite things into a small burger bun and that’s what i did and this was the result.
What you’ll need
So that was the result, something a little tropical and very tasty! please have a go and let me know what you think. Or better yet let me know what sliders you make 🙂 If you’d like to try something different here is another slider idea.
What you need:
For the Tzatziki
Thanks for reading!