So...thats where my head is. If it doesn't make sense to you, don't worry. You're not alone.
Now for these Teriyaki Sliders....
I got the recipe from my sister who got it from a magazine (have no clue which one...sorry).
I did make a few slight changes. Not enough to call it my own...just enough to make it a little extra mmmm mmmm good.
I did borrow a couple of ideas from Spryte. She has 2 recipes for Sliders. One is the White Castle Style Slider where I borrowed the cooking method....BRILLANT!!! Sooooo would not want to be flipping 24 mini patties.
The other recipe is her Teriyaki Turkey Sliders with Ponzu Sauce where I borrowed her pineapple addition to the slider. Totally YUM!
Ok...lets move on already.
why does wine make me so chatty?
1 1/2 lbs ground chicken (or pork...actually, beef would be fine too)
3 scallions, chopped
4 oz chopped mushrooms, sauteed
2 1/2 tsp fresh ginger, grated
1/3 cup teriyaki sauce
1/3 - 2/3 cup panko
1 teaspoon sesame oil
I ground up a couple of chicken breasts. It was a bit moist so I ended up adding 2/3 cup of panko. Start with the 1/3 cup and see how it all feels before adding more (or not)
Tip: I keep my ginger in a zip lock baggy in the freezer. It keeps for a long time and when you grate ginger, frozen...its a snap!! Just take a knife and scrape off the skin and "zest" away. No messy stringy stuff....just fine little crystal like ginger.
1 tsp teriyaki sauce
1/4 tsp sesame oil (optional)
1/2 tsp sugar
pinch wasabi powder (optional)
24 pineapple slices
24 dinner rolls (I used Kings Hawaiian Rolls)
I added the "pinch" and let it sit for a minute...nothing. No heat, no nothing. So I added more. Still nothing. I ended up adding a good teaspoon or more and still nothing!! No heat. Just a weird flavor that I wasn't sure I liked. What happened? Anyone out there experienced with this stuff? Wasabi is hot stuff. I don't get it.
O'well...let's move on
Preheat the oven to 400' F.
Combine all the teriyaki patty ingredients. Spray a 13 x 9 casserole dish with cooking spray and spread the chicken mixture into the pan, as evenly as you can...
When the chicken is done, cut into 24 patties, about the size of the dinner rolls
And put your sliders together....