Friday, October 14, 2011
John, growing up in Connecticut, used to love White Castle but since they moved to Maine when he was 9 years old, he feels like they are a special treat. A few weeks ago, I was going through my pictures (I am still trying to decorate this apartment) and one of them was John at White Castle with a huge smile on his face. I immediately began brainstorming a way to make my own White Castle.
When I came upon this copycat recipe, I loved how easy it was, and how much it really did look like a White Castle Burger! When I surprised John with them, he couldn't have been happier! It was the perfect game day appetizer. Also, the only square buns that I could find were potato rolls; I realize they aren't exactly White Castle, but they did taste good!
Serves: 3 (9 sliders)
1 onion, diced
2/3 pounds ground turkey
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
9 slices cheddar cheese
9 dinner rolls
9 slices of pickles
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Spray the bottom of a 9x9 pan with cooking spray. Add the diced onion to the bottom. Top with turkey (use your hands to get it all the way to the end in an inch-thick patty). Season with salt and pepper. Bake for 15-20 minutes until turkey is fully cooked. Place the cheese slices on the bottom of each bun. Cut into square patties. Use a spatula to pick up the patty (and the onions underneath) and flip it onto the bun. Top with a pickle and serve.
I bought a large cheddar cheese block and cut the slices to fit the buns. I also bought a large dill pickle (the ones that age in the wooden barrels near the deli section of your supermarket). I just sliced that into thin slices (or not so thin, since I love pickles!).
These also would have been heavenly with ketchup which we don't have currently because I am still trying to replenish the condiments that we left at the old apartment. It didn't hurt the taste though; they really were INCREDIBLE.
Until the next time my oven is on...
Welcome! I'm Dani (aka the Growing Foodie), just a girl balancing her career and passion for all things edible in NYC. I hope you'll join me in my adventures in life, through food. (Click for More)
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