tasty tuesday ~ game day snacks/pt.1

A BIG bang in a little bite!
So Bowl Season will arrive in about a week and if your anything like me, the game day snacks are as important as the game itself. Go NAVY! So I thought I would mix it up a bit and try a few new recipes. Chips and dip can get a little monotonous after awhile. 

So it's off to the cookbook shelf we go and after a bit of digging I came across this recipe from Lucinda Scala Quinn's newest cookbook Mad Hungry: Feeding Men and Boys. As a Martha Stewart devotee I have made many of Lucinda's recipe's over the years. Lucinda runs Martha's kitchens and is quite the accomplished chef in her own right.

The use of the pickle is the big surprise in this recipe. It adds a little punch and crunch. These sliders came together quickly and they are baked with means easy peasy prep work and clean up. Gotta love that. Lot's of flavor, little effort. SCORE!!

Celebrate the Feast!

This weeks recipe is being shared with Balancing Beauty and Bedlam Raising Homemakers and City Wife Country Life , The King's Court IV as well as Frugality and Crunchiness w/ Christy! Head on over to their blogs and check out other fabulous recipes.



Mad Hungry Sliders
recipe from Licinda Scala Quinn

Makes 20 small burgers; serves 8.

3 ounces (6 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened
2 to 3 shallots, minced
2 tablespoons water
Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
2 pounds ground sirloin
20 round dill pickle slices
20 slices (2-inch square) white cheese, any type
20 soft dinner rolls, split and toasted
20 small lettuce leaves, any type, for serving
3 Roma or plum tomatoes, thinly sliced crosswise, for serving
Condiments, such as ketchup, mayonnaise, and mustard, for serving

Melt 4 tablespoons butter in a small pan. Add shallots, and cook until softened, about 1 1/2 minutes. Stir in water, and season with salt and pepper.
Form 20 patties using 2 tablespoons ground sirloin for each. Place on a rimmed baking sheet, and coat patties with remaining 2 tablespoons butter. Press a pickle slice into each patty (refrigerate for up to 2 hours).

Preheat broiler. Season patties with salt and pepper. Broil for 4 to 5 minutes. Top burgers with cheese during final 30 seconds.
Spread shallot butter on bottom half of each roll, then top with 1 burger. Sandwich with top half of roll, and serve with lettuce, tomatoes, ketchup, mayonnaise, and mustard.

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