Slider (sandwich)

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A party tray of sliders at a restaurant
Alternative namesmini burgers
CourseHors d'œuvre, appetizer, amuse-bouche, or entrée
Place of originThe United States of America
Region or stateMidwest
Serving temperaturehot with various cheeses, vegetables, and condiments
Main ingredientsBun (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[citation needed]. 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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