Sliders are ideal for the days when you're craving a burger or other hot sandwich but don't feel like downing a massive patty. Popularized by the fast food restaurant White Castle in the 1920s -- although other restaurants are known for them as well -- sliders in their original form were merely tiny hamburgers. Even food must evolve, though, which is why creative chefs now experiment with sliders made with almost any type of meat, including chicken, turkey, salmon and even lobster.
To turn out a serving of sliders, you'll need miniature buns and the meat and toppings of your choice. The average slider contains about two ounces of meat, which makes it possible for diners to consume several of the little guys in one sitting without feeling overly full.