Tuesday, October 23, 2012

All about Slingers!

Have you ever tried a slinger? It is typically two eggs, hash browns, a hamburger patty all covered in chili but there can be variations. I have to say, that I have tried one at Tiffany's Diner in Maplewood. I loved it and it was one of the items I ordered repeatedly.

Typical Slinger

STL Slinger Tour
Top Slingers in St. Louis 

If you want to make a slinger at home, here is a recipe from Courtesy Diner...

Courtesy of Feast Magazine 
Courtesy Diner's Slinger
Yield  1 serving

1 Tbsp unsalted butter
1 cup shredded hash brown potatoes (refrigerated or frozen)
1 3-oz hamburger patty, cooked to desired doneness
2 eggs, fried or cooked in preferred style
2 Tbsp diced yellow or white onions
1 cup prepared mild chili with beans (such as Edmond's Chile), heated through (see variation below)
½ cup grated mild cheddar cheese
2 slices buttered toast

Preparation  Melt butter in a 6-inch skillet; add hash browns and pan-fry until crispy and browned. Spread hash browns in a layer on a large plate or oval platter.

Place hamburger patty in center of hash browns. Set two cooked eggs over hamburger. Sprinkle with raw onions.

Cover everything with chili, then top with grated cheese.

Serve with buttered toast.

Variation: To make a super-slinger, in step 2, top the eggs with 8 to 10 jalapeƱo slices, then with a cooked tamale (removed from its wrapper or corn husk) and/or a cooked small bean burrito. Increase the amount of chili to 2 cups.

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