According to Wikipedia, the first version of the hamburger came about in 15th century Europe. Allegedly the first hamburger to appear on an American menu was in a New York City restaurant called “Delmonico’s” in 1826.
Now that we’re all caught up on our brief hamburger history lesson, as a kid I always believed burgers started in two places: McDonald’s and my Momma’s kitchen. We all know there’s a vast contrast between the golden arches’ main attraction and Momma’s pound for pound house burger.
Some of us are still trying to digest Momma’s burger from years ago. Besides being an American tradition, hamburgers always remind me of some comical childhood experiences. One notable example is the time I ate seven hamburgers celebrating my team’s little league baseball championship. To this very day members of “The Walkons” radio show won’t let me lived that moment of gluttony down.
Needless to say, hamburgers will always serve as a fan favorite during any tailgating event. Headlining this week’s menu are sliders, a popular style of burger here in the DMV. Here is the recipe for my “cheese filling Slide-Zillas.”
First prepare your grill for direct and indirect heating. Next, place your ground turkey in a large bowl. Add one whipped egg to your ground turkey. Then dice up some onions, garlic and green peppers to spread on your meat. Sprinkle Lawry’s seasoning and worcestershire sauce over contents. Lightly crumble two crackers over prepared meat. Lastly, add a shot of Jack Daniels and mix all your ingredients together. Place your ground turkey in the refrigerator for one hour. Now your ready to grill!
Place one golf ball sized portion of ground turkey in each hand. Put a cube of cheddar cheese in the middle before smoothing the ground turkey into miniature patty form. Place the patties on direct heat for two minutes on each side. Then slide your patties on the indirect heat side of the grill for another six minutes per side. After your sliders are completely cooked, place on a mini burger roll and add any condiments of your liking. As always, serve with an ice cold beverage of your choice.
As always, tune into The Walkons Blogtalk radio show every Sunday from 11:30 a.m.-1p.m.
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