“Cooking with kids is about harnessing imagination, empowerment, and creativity” – Guy Fieri
This week’s recipe is…
Hawaiian Teriyaki Sliders and Macaroni Salad!
What’s better than sliders? Nothing, absolutely nothing. That’s why this week we are going to make some Hawaiian Teriyaki Sliders! Hawaiian Teriyaki Sliders are made from an assortment of delicious ingredients. For the burgers, we’ll need vegetable oil, ground turkey or ground beef, panko bread crumbs, garlic powder, ginger powder, black pepper, canned pineapple, cilantro, red onion, Hawaiian rolls, sesame seeds, and pepper jack cheese — yum! Next, for the teriyaki sauce, we’ll need pineapple juice, soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, garlic, ginger, and cornstarch. For our Macaroni Salad, we use elbow macaroni, white onion, celery stalks, sweet pickles, red bell pepper, and green olives. Last, for our dressing, we’ll be using mayonnaise, sour cream, dijon mustard, red wine vinegar, pickle juice, sugar, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. This recipe will make 4 servings. Wondering how to mix all those ingredients together to make the dish? Check out our Hawaiian Teriyaki Sliders with Macaroni Salad Recipe, to dig into the specifics. Now that we’ve learned about what’s in our Hawaiian teriyaki sliders and macaroni salad, let’s talk about the history of the Slider!
HISTORY OF THE SLIDER!
What is slider you might ask? A slider is an American term for a sandwich that is typically steam-grilled, with a bun. The term was used early on to describe the small onion-steamed burgers sold at White Castle restaurants.
Alright so we learned about White Castle, but what about those whacky stories that are no way true about how foods were invented? Hold your horses already! We’ll get to those next.
In as early as the 1940s or 1950s, there is considerable evidence that the term “slider” was used for a hamburger in the United States Navy. Why did those sailers call hamburgers sliders? Because the burgers were so greasy that they slid easily! They called a cheeseburger a “slider with a lid.” The more you know!
TRIVIA (FUN FOOD FACTS!)
Question: What year was White Castle founded?
Answer: 1921 in Wichita, Kansas.
Question: What term did White Castle trademark for the slider?
Answer: The term “Slyder” was trademarked and used from 1985 until 2009.
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