A slider is a term used to describe a small sandwich or patty, served on a bun. Typically, sliders are made with meat, chicken or fish, but can be anything served on a small bun. This slider features ground lamb, complimented by garlic, cumin and cheese.
2 large shallots, minced
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
1 pound ground lamb
1 tsp. ground cumin (or less to taste)
1 Tbsp. ketchup
2 ounces Swiss or gruyere cheese, cut into eight 1/2-inch cubes
8 small hamburger or slider buns, such as King’s Hawaiian, halved
- Place a grill pan over medium-low heat or preheat a gas or charcoal grill.
- Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in an 8-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
- Add the shallots, 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
- Cook until the shallots are soft, 3 minutes.
- Add the garlic and cook until aromatic, 30 seconds.
- Remove the pan from the heat and cool slightly.
- Combine the shallot mixture, lamb, cumin, ketchup, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a medium bowl.
- Form the mixture into 8 patties each 2 1/2 inches in diameter and 1/2-inch thick.
- Press a cube of cheese into the middle of each patty and form the meat around the cheese to cover.
- Brush the patties with the remaining 3 tablespoons of oil and grill until cooked through, 5 to 6 minutes per side, until internal temp is at least 160 degrees F.
- Let the patties rest for 2 minutes.
- Place the patties in the buns and serve.
Food Mingle Blog Alternatives and Substitutions:
- Next time, I will use some mint jelly as a condiment.
Yield: 8 sliders
Source: http://www.foodnetwork.com, courtesy: Giada De Laurentis