Flat Burger Sliders were created because, as you can only guess, there is no restaurant around here that serves decent thin patty burgers on slider buns. In addition, there is no White Castle or Krystal Burger within easy driving distance of Tulsa.
I have seen the several hundred, maybe even thousands, of White Castle copycat recipes on the interwebs. Yes, I have tried a few. No they did not make me happy.
This recipe is not supposed to be a copycat of either of those restaurants. I don’t believe you can accurately copy those recipes without their preformed patties, who knows what unhealthy additives, nor their large griddles. I think there might even be some magic in the little boxes they stuff the baby burgers into.
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My grandmother was famous for her chicken and dumplings, at least I always believed she was. Then I grew up and realized that everyone’s grandma, mom, aunt, sister, and/or cousin had one.
Unfortunately, there was no recipe for these. My grandmother would just toss things into a bowl and whip them up. These are not the soft fluffy biscuit type dumplings. I have heard them called chicken and sliders and also chicken and noodles when made by others.
Pre-internet days before I knew “everyone” had a version and I could simply search for a recipe, I spent years trying to make them like my grandma. My mom’s best friend’s mother spent an afternoon with me once and showed me how she made hers. They were just like my grandma’s! You would think I would have written down quantities, but nope. I was certain I could manage. The first time I made them her way, they were moon rocks. They were a little flavorless too and the broth base needed help.
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