As 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!


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White Castle Hamburgers

Now you can make them at home!...

Here is an easy-to-follow recipe for making White Castle hamburgers
that look and taste like the real thing!

                                     2 to 2.5 lbs ground beef
                                     2 eggs
                                     2 bags of Onion Soup mix (two containers are in one box)
                                     2 Tablespoons tap water

Roll up your sleeves and mix all of the ingredients (with your hands) in a large bowl.
Spread it out thinly but evenly on one cookie sheet and bake at 350-degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.
Cut into 24 squares (approximately) and put on mini-buns. Add dill pickle and serve.

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 do.