kids growing up in Northwest Indiana, White Castle hamburgers were part of
our culinary landscape. Before McDonald's came in with the 15-cent menu,
White Castles were selling for just 12-cents! You could really "Buy Them By
the Sack!" because you had to if you wanted to address your craving for the
White Castle delicacy. Unfortunately, the price of White Castle's is
now up to 61-cents each but the good news is: you can make them at home!
Our White Castle restaurant was on north Calumet across the Grand Calumet River. But the trip was always worth it. We thought everyone in the world had access to White Castles only to find out when we moved to other parts of the United States, that they did not!
Here is an easy-to-follow recipe for
making White Castle hamburgers
2 to 2.5 lbs ground beef
Roll up your sleeves and mix all of the ingredients
(with your hands) in a large bowl.
You can also make them ahead of time and put them in a ziplock bag to store in the freezer! When you have a "craving" for White Castle hamburgers, remove from freezer bag and put them in the microwave. You'll end up with buns that are steamed like the real things. Great after school snack for kids, too! You'll want to make "em by the sack!"
Disclaimer: We are not associated with the White Castle System, Inc. and we
present this information solely for historical and educational purposes. We
encourage you to visit your local White Castle to compare your
"made-at-home" results with the real thing! Recipe compliments
of our late Hammond neighbor, Juanita, who loved White Castles as much as we