Sliders have been quite the craze over the last ten years or so. Most sports bars, food trucks, and progressive restaurants serve them up. Whether served with an ice cold beer, sparkling proseco or a glass of chardonnay, sliders aren't just for the super bowl anymore.
The July 2014 issue of Cooking Light magazine suggests throwing a July 4th "sliders and sparklers" party. Serve up a variety of sliders and place them in a pyramid shape on a platter. Top them off with a sparkly candle. Each guest should contribute a bottle of something that sparkles or bubbles up such as champagne or proseco.
Here are 4 party slider recipes from Cooking Light magazine and Bakedbree.com.
- All-American bacon cheeseburger - Cooking Light has suggested that this little gem is a classic that is big on flavor and a favorite among the boys.
- Bourbon-peach barbecue pulled pork sliders - These decadent little marvels are a "saucy mess" in a really good way. They take a lot of time, but the result is well worth it.
- Black bean sliders - For the vegetarian or health-conscious crowd that won't ever skimp on flavor, create these black bean babies.
- BBQ portobello sliders - These sliders are a favorite among the meat eater or the vegetarian with a kicked up barbecue flavor.
The average serving size of sliders is 3 per person. So take this number into account when making these 4th of July creations. Always round up because this tends to be the first empty platter.
Enjoy the 4th.