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Buns for sliders?

CEfromLA Jan 4, 2009 01:51 PM

Does anyone have any suggestions for a place to buy the mini buns for sliders?
I'm in the west Valley, just in case there is something closer to me.....
Super Bowl is just around the corner!

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  1. Bob Brooks RE: CEfromLA Jan 4, 2009 02:34 PM

    Ralph's bakes suitable buns that they pack on site. In the bag there is a combination of plain, sesame and poppy seed topped. They do the job quite well.

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    1. re: Bob Brooks
      rainey RE: Bob Brooks Jan 4, 2009 03:36 PM

      That was going to be my suggestion too. We just had them with sliders New Year's Day.

      They make then with white and whole wheat flavors.

    2. monku RE: CEfromLA Jan 4, 2009 03:50 PM

      You can also try those King Hawaiian dinner like rolls. They're square rolls.

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        Saddleoflamb RE: monku Jan 6, 2009 10:14 AM

        Too Sweet....not for burgers!

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          yummyinmytummy RE: Saddleoflamb Jan 6, 2009 02:37 PM

          They are PERFECT for sliders..had them last week...the best...make sure you get a spicy mustard.

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        chez cherie RE: CEfromLA Jan 4, 2009 08:07 PM

        trader joe's carries a loaf called sesame pullaparts that make great slider buns. sometimes i carve a slice out of the middle so they aren't too tall.

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          Twin RE: CEfromLA Jan 4, 2009 09:21 PM

          I second the King Hawaiian rolls. We make them with thousand island dressing and add a pickle and everyone loves them. I get the rolls from COSTCO.

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            ns1 RE: Twin Jan 6, 2009 08:40 AM


            kings hawaiian + meat = bomb ass sliders

            we do sloppy joe's on kings hawaiian

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              Saddleoflamb RE: ns1 Jan 6, 2009 10:29 AM

              Again Hawaiin is way too sweet for burgers of any kind....just because they're shaped right. ..doesn't make them compatible........here in thesouth we use Martins dinner rolls for sliders......Kings Hawaiin is a very sweet bread.......if this is what you fee l compliments the food you are are eating .....go for it! Otherwise , Kings Hawaiin ......is like an at home yeast roll from Golden Corrall

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                Das Ubergeek RE: Saddleoflamb Jan 6, 2009 11:08 AM

                I like it; it adds the sweetness of ketchup without having to use ketchup.

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                  ns1 RE: Saddleoflamb Jan 6, 2009 01:44 PM

                  Like you said, on the right burger the sweetness complements the filling.

              2. re: Twin
                aklectic RE: Twin Jan 6, 2009 12:22 PM

                Kings Hawaiian actually makes less sweet savory butter rolls that have the same texture and mostly the same taste. They work great! http://www.kingshawaiian.com/products... I have found them at Vons.

              3. CEfromLA RE: CEfromLA Jan 6, 2009 06:27 AM

                Isn't there anyone (like a bakery) that makes actual slider buns? The rolls would be OK if I can't find anything else, but I think they might be a dough-y.

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                  Adsvino RE: CEfromLA Jan 6, 2009 08:29 AM

                  Wholesale bakeries that sell to restaurants, yes. Retail ones, few...

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                    Das Ubergeek RE: CEfromLA Jan 6, 2009 08:34 AM

                    Well, if you want something with a tougher crust, you could get small dinner rolls from Berolina...

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                      LisaStitch RE: CEfromLA Jan 6, 2009 09:59 AM

                      I think the Melrose Baking Company does 3" buns. I looked into them a while back, then my plans changed, so I've never personally used them. But they probably can provide what you need.

                      Melrose Baking Co
                      7356 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA

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                        Adsvino RE: LisaStitch Jan 6, 2009 12:46 PM

                        3 inches is WAY too big for a slider....

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                          LisaStitch RE: Adsvino Jan 6, 2009 01:11 PM

                          "WAY" too big seems like an overstatement. All the sliders I've had at restaurants have been somewhere between 2 and 3 inches.

                          Melrose Baking Co can probably accomodate a smaller size if needed.

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                            Adsvino RE: LisaStitch Jan 6, 2009 01:37 PM

                            Who is making 3 inch wide sliders??? That is 66-100% too big. Sliders should be 1.5 to 2 inches wide.

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                              LisaStitch RE: Adsvino Jan 6, 2009 02:18 PM

                              Oh my goodness you are talking in percentages? :P I don't know that "should" is really appropriate to say ? I can't find a definition of "slider" except in reference to White Castle (which is more in the 3" range). I'm looking at my ruler and 3" seems much more common to me and my slider experience. And I think that's also closer to the size of the King Hawaiian rolls people are talking about above.

                              I have had sliders that were 1.5-2 inches, but most of the ones I've had have been more as 'bar food,' at places like the Arsenal and others I can't quite remember... :)

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                                Adsvino RE: LisaStitch Jan 6, 2009 03:15 PM

                                We burger fiends are a scientific lot...

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                      jackattack RE: CEfromLA Jan 6, 2009 12:26 PM

                      We use the Oven Joy Dinner Rolls from 99c Store. They're the right size and kinda the same consistency as a hot-dog-bun.

                      1. CEfromLA RE: CEfromLA Jan 6, 2009 01:09 PM

                        I might try this if I can't find anything acceptable:

                        1. TIRGL RE: CEfromLA Jan 6, 2009 04:58 PM


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