No we don’t have a White Castle here where I live in Bakersfield, CA but they do sell the little mini burgers in the frozen foods section of our grocery store. I didn’t buy those because I wanted to make them my own way.
I’ve been seeing these commercials a lot lately for Big City Slider thing that you take this measuring spoon and scoop up the hamburger meat and put the balls into this thing, it has 5 slots and when you filled them all you press them down with the lid. You then cook the mini burgers directly on your stove top and keep the lid on it and it cooks them from both sides, top and bottom. It cooks them all the way through to the middle much faster than if you have to flip them.
Well, I don’t have the $25 to shell out for one of those ($20 plus shipping) so instead I just went to the store and bought 1 1/2lb of ground beef (80% fat-free) and I had an egg and I bought some bread crumbs and mixed the meat with the egg and bread crumbs and Darrin added some BBQ spices to the mixture. I then rolled them by hand and smashed them by hand and cooked them on the skillet. I then sliced the entire package of Hawaiian rolls and spread mayo on tops and bottoms then put the little mini burgers on the rolls.
The commercial makes you look so incompetent like you can’t make white castle burgers without making a complete mess of things and without the burgers breaking apart lol. I didn’t have any problems and I also saved $25 so there Billy Maye’s hehe :p.
Since the package of rolls had 12 I had 6 and Darrin had 6. Luckily there was enough meat. I thought I was going to be forced to eat 2 rolls without meat hehe. I love those rolls. The Hawaiian rolls were so much better than regular plain old rolls too. I recommend those when making white castle burgers.
Oh, why you ask did I use 1 egg? My mom taught me when I was a kid that the egg will keep the burgers from falling apart and she’s right. They don’t fall apart.