Slider (sandwich)

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A party tray of sliders at a restaurant.jpg
A party tray of sliders at a restaurant
Alternative names mini burgers
Type Sandwich
Course Hors d'œuvre, appetizer, amuse-bouche, or entrée
Place of origin The United States of America
Region or state Midwest
Serving temperature hot with various cheeses, vegetables, and condiments
Main ingredients Bun (slider roll), filling (e.g. hamburger patty)

A slider is an American term for a steam-grilled sandwich, typically around 2 in (5.1 cm) across, made with a bun. The term primarily refers to small hamburgers, and is frequently used incorrectly to describe any small sandwich made with a slider roll.[1][2]

The term was originally used to describe the onion-steamed small burgers at White Castle restaurants. White Castle trademarked the spelling variant "Slyder" and used it between 1985 and 2009.[3]

Sliders can be served as hors d'oeuvres, snacks, or entrées.[4]

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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. ^ "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
  4. ^ 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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