These so called recipes for White Castle hamburgers are kind …

Comment on Diner-Style Cheeseburger Sliders by Fred.

These so called recipes for White Castle hamburgers are kind of off the mark from the original ones. I grew up in Chicago, Ill. three blocks from a White Castle restaurant. Their hamburgers were pre made and frozen. They had small holes in each patty. Water was used on the grill, not grease. What you got was a patty on a bun with a slice of pickle. When I first started eating them they were ten cents each, I believe they were five cents when they first opened. And where did the nickname sliders come from?

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