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Looking for French Fries & Slider Buns

Hi Everyone!

Where can I find mini hamburger buns to make my own sliders for my Christmas Party in Toronto on Saturday?

I am looking for suggestions on where I can get a large order of fries to feed 15 people. I'm preparing a 'poutine bar' and would prefer to not fry everything myself.

Thanks Chowhound Friends!

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  1. Buy the biggest burger buns you can find, like those Presidents Choice gigantic buns, and just cut them into halfs or quarters...thats the way i've seen it done before :)

    1. Silverstein's bakery will sell them to you if you call their headquarters/manufacturing facility. They are on McCaul.

      And I think Ace may make some, as well, though they are not available everywhere.

      1. Fries -- Swiss Chalet?

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        1. re: JamieK

          Have you considered buying frozen fries. I was pretty suprised myself to find that the McCain premium brand is actually very good. We find we need to bake them a few minutes longer than recommended but they turn out very nice and crisp. Just a thought because I figure you'll probably have to warm them up anyways so why not just do them yourself.

          1. re: millygirl

            The Costco poutine uses Cavendish coated frozen fries. I like them, as they have some flavour and bite. They sell bags of the frozen Cavendish, which can be oven prepared.

        2. If you don't have the time to call Siverstein's bakery as suggested, you can use small dinner rolls (round ones). I've made mini-burgers this way and prefer dinner rolls because you can mix it up with different kinds -- white, whole wheat, multigrain, rye. sourdough, cheese, etc. I've also used the pull-apart dinner buns that you can get at artisanal bakeries.

          Good luck!

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          1. re: DishyDiva

            What I use is the small, oblong dinner rolls, 24 to a pack. I cut ends off to make them square and they're perfect for a 1 - 2 oz. burger patty.

            DT

          2. what is this? when i lived in england we called this a chip butty....french fries on white bread with brown sauce...is that what you call a slider?

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            1. re: likescrab

              slider = mini hamburger. The fries are a separate item.

              1. re: likescrab

                I thought a chip buddy was french fries on buttered wonderbread?

              2. NYFries.
                Great party idea you have!

                1. Thanks everyone! I decided to go with Silverstein's - 2 day notice for mini egg buns. I also checked out the Frozen Fries suggestion and ended up going with the Cavendish Coated Fries - $3.99 for a gigantic bag! I figure I might as well bake them because they will go soggy anyway once the gravy is ladled on.

                  Now does anyone know where I can find french fry boxes and those wooden chip truck french fry sticks? One side is 2 points and the other is usually flat?

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                  1. re: FoodieGirl29

                    go to a fry truck and offer to buy them from him..

                    1. re: OnDaGo

                      I got them off Don Juan's Chip Truck - $5 for about 40 sticks! Thanks!

                      1. re: FoodieGirl29

                        Sometimes the simplest solutions are the easiest... glad I could help...

                    2. re: FoodieGirl29

                      Hi -- can you give me an estimate as to what the mini egg buns cost? Thanks so much!

                      1. re: alisongwilliams

                        I think $2.69/dozen? Around there, not over $3.

                        1. re: FoodieGirl29

                          Success!