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Looking for French Fries & Slider Buns

FoodieGirl29 Dec 8, 2008 01:38 PM

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. duckdown RE: FoodieGirl29 Dec 8, 2008 02:23 PM

    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. TorontoJo RE: FoodieGirl29 Dec 8, 2008 02:33 PM

      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. JamieK RE: FoodieGirl29 Dec 8, 2008 03:16 PM

        Fries -- Swiss Chalet?

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          millygirl RE: JamieK Dec 8, 2008 04:22 PM

          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
            jayt90 RE: millygirl Dec 9, 2008 04:18 PM

            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.

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          DishyDiva RE: FoodieGirl29 Dec 9, 2008 09:50 AM

          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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            Davwud RE: DishyDiva Dec 9, 2008 10:36 AM

            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.


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            likescrab RE: FoodieGirl29 Dec 9, 2008 01:39 PM

            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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              Wahooty RE: likescrab Dec 9, 2008 02:18 PM

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

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                duckdown RE: likescrab Dec 9, 2008 04:11 PM

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

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                neighborguy RE: FoodieGirl29 Dec 9, 2008 04:34 PM

                Great party idea you have!

                1. FoodieGirl29 RE: FoodieGirl29 Dec 9, 2008 06:05 PM

                  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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                    OnDaGo RE: FoodieGirl29 Dec 9, 2008 06:30 PM

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

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                      FoodieGirl29 RE: OnDaGo Dec 11, 2008 05:16 PM

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

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                        OnDaGo RE: FoodieGirl29 Dec 11, 2008 08:15 PM

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

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                      alisongwilliams RE: FoodieGirl29 Dec 11, 2008 11:58 AM

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

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                        FoodieGirl29 RE: alisongwilliams Dec 11, 2008 05:16 PM

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

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                          FoodieGirl29 RE: FoodieGirl29 Dec 15, 2008 03:16 PM


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