Thursday, November 16, 2006

THANKSGIVING: Slyder Stuffing


It seems like people fall into one of two camps: you either love them or hate them. To what am I referring? Why, White Castle hamburgers, of course. I am a lifelong "lover" of the tiny burgers, with fond memories of visiting our local place as a wee child. We would sit, en famille, in our car in the parking lot where a female carhop (uh, think Happy Days, OK?) would slide a tray onto the driver's side rolled down window, take our order, then re-appear magically with the steamy little square burgers, punctured with 5 small holes for even cooking.

Nowadays, the curbside service has disappeared and the prices have escalated from a nickel each to 50-something cents. Frozen hamburgers and cheeseburgers now can be purchased in the frozen food section of many grocery stores across the country (without pickles, of course) for about $3.69 for a 6 pack of burgers.

White Castle's cookbook, "By the Sackful: A Scrapbook with Recipes from 85 Years of Craving" is available at www.whitecastle.com. Proceeds are donated to the non-profit group Turkeys4America, Inc. This recipe, which can be found on its website, has been around for 14 years now and is still going strong. It sounds interesting, but just call me a purist. I still prefer mine straight, with cheese and ketchup!

White Castle Turkey Stuffing

Discard pickles from 10 White Castle hamburgers. Tear the burgers and buns into pieces and season with 1-1/2 teaspoons crumbled sage (not powdered sage), and nearly as much crumbled dried thyme leaves. Stir in 1-1/2 cups diced celery, 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper and about 1/4 cup turkey or chicken broth. Stuff turkey cavity just before roasting. Recipe makes enough for a 10- to 12-pound turkey.

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Blogger Marina said...

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4:15 PM  
Blogger Sean Carter said...

Well those are some interesting stuff...got to try them out real soon...and hey for some more awesome ideas on Thanksgiving just check out my Thanksgiving Blog sometime and find out all the new ways to spice up your Thanksgiving celebrations!!!!!

2:31 AM  
Blogger Lynn Barry said...

Only you would come up with something unique and clever to post like this, and YES I loved going to the White Tower growing up...great memories. HUGS

9:48 AM  

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