Beef Sliders with Potato "Buns"

Beef Sliders with Potato "Buns"

From the Thermador and Tastespotting Ultimate Recipe Contest

Submitted by: Krissy Fulton                      

Recently gluten free, Krissy was missing a nice, soft, doughy hamburger bun. She got the idea of potato "buns" one day while dreaming of potato bread. These sliders are simple and so cute for holiday appetizers. She roasted the potatoes and baked the burgers in the oven. It's a perfect bite-sized food for anyone including the ever-growing gluten free community.

Serving Size 15
Prep time - 20 minutes
Cook time - 30 minutes  

For sliders:
1lb ground beef (I used 93/7)
2 ounces blue cheese, crumbled
3/4 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
lettuce, tomato, onion, ketchup, mustard, etc for topping

For potatoes:
2 large russet potatoes (pick some with more of a round cross-section than oval)
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1. Preheat oven to 350 and prepare a broiling pan and cookie sheet with cooking spray.
2. Slice the potato in about 1/4 inch slices (as shown above). Lay flat on the cookie sheet. Do not overlay the potatoes. Each one should be touching the pan. Roast for about 20 minutes. Using tongs flip each potato and roast for 10 more minutes on the other side. Remove.
3. While potatoes are cooking, combine all slider ingredients in a bowl and mix using your hands. Shape in patty form to match the size of your potatoes.
4. Place on the broiling pan and cook at 350 or about 8 minutes. Flip and cook for 5 about more minutes or to desired doneness.
5. To assemble place a slider between two potato slices and top with desired topping. use a toothpick to hold together if necessary"               

Thermador Recipe - Beef Sliders with Potato "Buns"