Slider (sandwich)

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Dungeness crab and shrimp cake sliders (Los Gatos Brewing Company).jpg
Dungeness crab and shrimp cake sliders with French fries
Type Hors d'œuvre, appetizer, amuse-bouche, or entrée
Place of origin
United States
Main ingredients
Bun (slider roll), filling (e.g. - hamburger patty)
Cookbook:Slider  Slider

A slider is a small sandwich, typically around 3 in (7.6 cm) across, served in a bun. The term primarily refers to small hamburgers, but can also cover any small sandwich served on a slider roll.[1][2] The term, when used in reference to a small hamburger, refers to a small hamburger patty served on a small bun. According to the earliest citations, the name may have originated aboard U.S. Navy ships, due to the way greasy burgers slid across the galley grill while the ship pitched and rolled.[3] White Castle trademarked the spelling variant "Slyder" and used it between 1985 and 2009.[4]

Sliders can be served as an hors d'oeuvre/appetizer, amuse-bouche, or entrée.[5]

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  1. ^ Mills, Beverly; Ross, Alicia (12 May 2010). "Sliders take guilt out of hamburger cravings". The News Tribune. Retrieved 6 June 2010. [dead link]
  2. ^ Mannino, Brynn (29 July 2009). "10 Mighty Mini-Burgers". Woman's Day. Retrieved 19 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Popik, Barry (14 February 2008). "Slider or Slyder (mini-hamburger)". 
  4. ^ "US Trademark #74384698". United States Patent and Trademark Office. Retrieved 7 June 2010. "IC 030. US 046. G & S: prepared sandwiches for consumption on or off the premises. FIRST USE: 1993-03-14. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 1993-03-14" 
  5. ^ Campanaro, Joey (September 2007). "Meatball Sliders". Bon Appétit. Retrieved 6 June 2010. "Three make a meal, but a bunch make fun party hors d'oeuvres" 

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