I love NYC. Went for the very first time in 1998 w/a GF. Well, she gave me a tour of some really cool spots in Brooklyn and Manhattan. One night, we were out and as usual I was hungry. She said, "Let's go to White Castle." I'm thinking, "Hey, this place is a burger institution." She orders a pair for both of us and some fries. I have a rule. If it doesn't smell good, don't eat it. Well, I didn't listen to my intuition. Those were the greasiest (not that I've ever had a problem w/grease) things I'd ever eaten. I love onions, but those smelled like they'd been canned too long. YUCK!
There was one thing I did like about White Castle burgers, their size. Those things are just as cute as they can be. So, every now and then I try to recreate that look, that size, that cuteness. Remember that 2 pounds of ground beef from yesterday. I decided to make sliders. It was super easy. I lined a baking sheet (one with sides) with parchment paper (wax paper will work, too). Next, I spread my ground beef (unseasoned) onto the sheet and topped it with plastic wrap. I wanted to see what I was doing. I used my rolling pin to press the meat into a thin layer. I then seasoned it with a mix of salt, pepper, and garlic (use what you like). I cut the sheet into twelve squares (okay, so I scored it). Parked them in the freezer (1954 Int'l Harvester) while I got my grill pan piping hot. Oil the pan and when hot, drop those cute little burgers on there. B/W two-three minutes on each side and you've got sliders. I don't know about you, but bread choice in burgers is paramount for a good sandwich. I chose potato dinner rolls. I topped each mini with sharp cheddar, a circle of ketchup and a dot of mustard.
I can't wait until lunch time. Now, what am I going to do with the ground turkey. I'm thinking that a turkey meatball soup might be in order. Let me know what you think!