Thursday, September 19, 2013

Mini Burger Potato Bites

(originally made 2/2011)

This a dish that was inspired by a recipe I saw on TOH- Mini Burger Potato Bites

Loved the idea of serving sliders on waffle fries, but also knew that the guys would not eat the onions or sauce.    Wish I could have done the burgers on the grill, but had to settle for the grill pan since our Weber is under about 4 feet of snow   LOL    I have a square hamburger press and it made forming the sliders super easy.    I split the pound of meat into 4 balls, pressed them out and then sectioned each into 4 burgers.   I topped ours with sliced american (each slice gave 4 squares) and some crispy bacon.   There was extra waffle fries, so Tim ate his with ketchup and another fry on top.    :)



Mini-Burger Potato Bites

   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
--------  ------------  --------------------------------
  16                    frozen waffle-cut fries -- used OreIda
  1              pound  ground beef -- used 85%
  2          teaspoons  steak seasoning
  4             slices  american cheese -- quartered
  4             slices  Bacon, cut in fourths and microwaved until crisp


Bake waffle fries according to package directions.

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine beef and steak seasoning. Shape
into 16 patties. Cook in a large skillet until a meat thermometer
reads 160° and juices run clear, turning once.

Top each waffle fry with a burger and cheese. Broil 4-5 in. from the heat for 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melted.   Top with cooked bacon.

 Yield: 16 appetizers.

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