Dream Cruise Sliders

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Author Notes: In 1995 a group of Ferndale, Mi residents held the very first Woodward Avenue Dream Cruise to raise money for a soccer field in Ferndale. Expecting about 30,000 people to show up and watch classic cars parade down Woodward Avenue, imagine their surprise when about 250,000 showed up. Today the cruise, held on the third Saturday in August, draws 1.5 MILLION from around the world. People cruise up and down the 16 mile route in their classics, vintage, hot rods and souped up cars to celebrate the days of the 1950s and 60s when drag racing and cruising were at their peak. And when you cruised you always pulled into one or more of the many drive-in restaurants along the route - Teds, Totem Pole, Mavericks and of course the two Big Boys. Now the Big Boy is gone (along with all the rest) but whether you come for the trip or just hang out for the day, take along some of these ham and cheese sliders reminiscent of a famous Big Boy sandwich!inpatskitchen

Makes 12 sliders

  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup roughly chopped Kosher dill pickles
  • 1 cup mayonaisse
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • 12 thin slices smoked deli ham
  • 6 thin slices deli swiss cheese
  • 12 slider buns or small dinner rolls
  • 12 thin slices tomato (about the same size in diameter as the buns)
  • Shredded romaine lettuce
  1. In a mini food processor, process the onion and pickle until a little chunky but slushy. Combine this mixture in a smallish mixing bowl with the mayo,ketchup and horseradish. Refrigerate for a couple of hours before assembling your sliders.
  2. For each slider, spread the cut sides of the bun with the sauce. Lay some of the shredded lettuce over the bottom and then fold a slice of ham to fit over. Add a half slice of the cheese over the ham, cutting to fit and top with a tomato slice. Place the top half of the bun over. Repeat for the rest of the sliders. Wrap them in paper, toss into the cooler and be on your merry way!
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about 1 year ago Muse

These look absolutely delicious...can't wait to make them! Peace, Light and Love.

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about 1 year ago inpatskitchen

Thanks so much Muse!

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over 1 year ago Dtown Boy

Hey I lived on Albany and Leroy! Mama I'm Comin Home!

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over 1 year ago inpatskitchen

Less than 2 months for cruisin!!

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over 1 year ago lastnightsdinner

Ha! I used to live right off of 13 and Woodward in Royal Oak! Ah, memories (and I *loved* Big Boy... sigh). Thanks for sharing - these little sliders sound great!

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over 1 year ago inpatskitchen

OMG! I lived at 13 and Greenfield..walking distance to Woodward! Kimball? What Year? And thanks about the sliders!

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over 1 year ago lastnightsdinner

I didn't grow up there, but for a few years when I was in my 20s, I lived on Albert Avenue, right by Beaumont Hospital and that big Kroger shopping center :)

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over 1 year ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

What a delicious little sammich!

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over 1 year ago inpatskitchen

Why thank you Abbie!!