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 United States
Region or state Pacific Northwest[citation needed]
Serving temperature hot with various cheeses,vegetables, and condiments
Main ingredients Bun (slider roll), filling (e.g. hamburger patty)
Cookbook: Slider  Media: Slider

A slider is an American term for a small sandwich, typically around 2 in (5.1 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. The origin of the term is unknown although their similarity to slider turtles resting on floating logs is noted. White Castle trademarked the spelling variant "Slyder" and used it between 1985 and 2009.[3]

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