10 Mighty Mini-Burgers
This lightly seared ahi tuna burger—seasoned with turmeric, grated garlic and chopped basil—is available at Sea Salt, a restaurant located in Berkeley, California, that promotes innovative, healthy and sustainable seafood dining. The platter includes a double order of 2-oz ahi tuna mini-burgers made with black garlic aioli—black garlic, egg, canola oil, garlic, sherry vinegar and salt—and is served with a pickle and a side of arugula greens.Photo courtesy of Anthony Paone viaSeaSaltRestaurant.com.
The Chubby Vegetarian food blogger, Justin Fox Burks, made this BBQ eggplant mini-burger for his weekly summer potluck, which celebrates the local food of Memphis, Tennessee. He made the barbecue sauce from scratch, then roasted and peeled the eggplant before smothering it in sauce and arranging the thin layers on a bun with a slice of Gouda cheese. The honey slaw on top contained locally grown cabbage and onions as well as honey from Peace Bee Farm in nearby Arkansas.Photo courtesy of Justin Fox Burks viaChubbyVegetarian.Blogspot.com.
The menu at Tavern 17 in Philadelphia boasts its own mini-burger section! Diners can enjoy a four-slider sampler, dubbed "4-Pack O' Sliders," by choosing which of the following they want between their wee slices of bread: hamburger, pork, organic short rib, tuna, grilled vegetable, poached pear, cured meats or lump crab cake (shown above in the center).Photo courtesy of Jonas Raab viaFlickr.com.
New York City–based chef Brad Farmerie created these mini-burgers for Cervena.com—an online initiative meant to educate people about the New Zealand–farmed Cervena venison. For his venison slider trio, Farmerie made three Kiwi-inspired topping combinations: Sherry vinegar onions and saffron mayonnaise; spicy pickled beets and a fried egg; and sweet-and-sour tomatoes and horseradish crème fraîche.Photo courtesy of Innes Moffat viaCervena.com.
Phillip Foss, executive chef at Lockwood in Chicago, posted these foie gras mini-burgers on his blog, The Pickled Tongue. His stint at Le Cirque in New York City lent him the inspiration for preparing the foie gras using the Torchon method (placed in a towel and poached). Foss recreated the dish for a New Year's Eve tasting menu, and it was later added to the Lockwood menu with the following variations: Tokai gelée with persimmons compote; port gelée with fig compote; and pear cognac gelée with quince compote.Photo courtesy of Phillip Foss viaThePickledTongue.com.
Lisa Smiley, wife and mother of two, created this sweet mini-burger illusion by using vanilla and chocolate cupcakes (for the buns and burgers), coconut (as the lettuce) and yellow and red-tinted frosting (which posed as the ketchup, cheese and mustard). She used real sesame seeds for the "bun" tops, which were brushed onto the vanilla cupcake using water and sugar.Photo courtesy of Lisa Smiley viaSmileysSweetsandCreations.Blogspot.com.
At OverEasy, a popular restaurant located on Fullerton Road—the trendy cosmopolitan hub of Singapore—one can find these delicious über-mini Philly-inspired cheesesteak sandwiches. The burgers sell 5 for , but true to their slogan, "When the going gets tough, the tough go easy," the restaurant lowers the price of each slider to just when the Singapore Exchange Straight Times Index closes below the norm for the day.Photo courtesy of Jeanine Gabrielle viaBambooPandaLove.Wordpress.com.
Joey Campanaro, chef and owner of The Little Owl—a Mediterranean restaurant in New York City's Greenwich Village—is responsible for the mouthwatering mini-meatball sandwich above. The fresh-baked garlic bun holds one tomato sauce–soaked meatball, made from a combination of ingredients including ground beef, pork and veal as well as Pecorino Romano cheese, and is served with a fresh sprig of arugula.Photo courtesy ofAugust Goulet viathelittleowlnyc.com
Mark restaurant in Olde Burien, Washington, which specializes in "bistro comfort food," is home to this comfort-food version of a burger. Soaked in gravy and plopped on a bite-size bun with grilled onions, two mini–meat loaf sliders are served alongside a delicious handful of sweet potato fries topped with blue cheese crumbles.Photo courtesy of Chris Sims viamarkrestaurant.com.
Maggie Nguyen is a self-taught home cook specializing in Vietnamese cuisine who runs a blog called Maggie's Meals. She and her four sisters all live in New York City and meet once a month to celebrate all things cooking—a love passed along by their mother. These super-tender slow-cooked pulled pork burgers, topped with a shredded-carrot slaw, are a favorite meal for the meet-ups.
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