Friday, October 14, 2011

Fancy Pants App: White Castle Burgers

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I remember the first time John and I went down to Long Island to see my family.  We had a half day to hang out ourselves.  We drove around to some of my favorite places and then I asked him where he wanted to eat lunch.  I had all sorts of ideas but his one suggestion stopped me in my tracks "White Castle".  I said, really?  But, as he reminded me, we don't have White Castle in New England.

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!
White Castle Burgers
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...


  1. These look great. I love White Castle but haven't eaten there in years. I bet these are much healthier too!

  2. وهي واحدة من خدمات المؤسسة المتميزة، والتي تحدث عن طريق تنسيق الملابس بأسلوب مرتبة، لتيسير عملية الوصول اليها بشكل سريع، وتقوم كذلك بتخزين وتعبئة معدات المطبخ بأسلوب محكمة، لتجنب حدوث أي اضرار بأدوات المطبخ، وخصوصا القابل منها للكسر، حيث تغلف في كراتين خاصة بها، او صناديق خشب مناسبة لها مع استعمال الأشرطة اللاصقة على جميع القطع المنزلية للحفاظ عليها من أي خدش او تجريح، وهذا لسلامة وصولها لأصحابها في امان.
    شركه نقل عفش من الرياض الى ابها
    شركه نقل اثاث من الرياض الى ابها
    شركه نقل عفش


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