Memorial day sliders

Memorial day weekend in NJ for my partner used to be with friends and barbecue and she mentioned that they would often buy sliders as a side dish for the party. In Sweden, this past memorial day weekend, we were wondering what to do, as it is we have been social distancing here. But I surprised my Indian-American partner with homemade sliders from scratch. They turned out really well, and if you notice the recipe carefully — one of us has a meticulous measurement system going on in our cooking. The other throws things when it needs to be… not criticising, but as you will learn, we have a very eclectic household. Sliders, memorial day style!

Ingredients

  • Milk, 500ml (17oz)
  • Dry yeast, 15g (0.5oz)
  • Flour, 750g (26,5oz)
  • Butter, 50g (1.7oz) room temperature
  • Salt, 15g (0.5oz)
  • Sesame seeds
  • Prime rib, grinded (or other good meat)
  • Garlic
  • Salt
  • Black pepper

Slider method

Heat oven at 420 F. Heat the milk till lukewarm and rehydrate the yeast in it. That is, it should be mixed well in the milk and dissolved. In a mixer, or bread kneader, mix flour, salt and butter and our the milk with yeast into it. Let the kneader churn the mix for about ten minutes. Leave the dough to ferment for a while. Make small little rounds out of the dough to make small sliders of each round and lay on a baking tray. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top of sliders. Cover the tray with a cloth and this should ferment for at least one and half hours. Put the baking tray in the oven for 10 minutes. Your sliders are done!

Burger method

Mix grinded beef or lamb with garlic, salt, pepper. Make small little rounds of the meat, put each little mound between a baking sheet and flatten with the back of a pan so a perfectly flat burger comes out. Fry the burger in a pan as per your meat preference. Cut open the slider halfway, putting the burger, and accompaniments to your choice. We had it with honey mustard, tomatoes and some onions. Cheese is good too, the American way!

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