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Funeral Potatoes

On the last post, Lisa asked for ideas on funeral potatoes. I have no idea what this is. Is it an American thing? A Mormon thing? Both? So calling all for your recipes.....


Blogger fMhLisa said ... (2:09 AM) 

It's totally a Mormon thing. It's like THE Mormon dish, served with Jello and shredded carrots.

I love funeral potatoes. If a recipe doesn't show up, I'll track down someone in the ward and post it.


Blogger Rebecca said ... (11:31 AM) 

I guess then, it's an American Mormon thing, as a British Mormon - never heard of it! I'm very intrigued though!


Blogger Julia said ... (12:00 PM) 

I searched for a long time on the internet and although often mentioned in several sites, there isn't a single recipe posted for funeral potatos. Now I am even more curious. Can one of you post one?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:35 PM) 

Hi y'all. I think it's originally called "hashed brown casserole," but the Mormons have appropriated it and renamed it "funeral" "christmas" or "ward party potatoes."
Very simple to make, really.

Step 1. Either use 2 lbs frozen southern style hashed brown potatoes (not shredded) that have thawed, or boil and skin 6-8 russet potatoes, and dice enough to make 6 cups.

Step 2. Mix the following ingredients In a large bowl:

1 can (10 3/4 oz.) cream of mushroom soup (better with your own home-made mix, though!)

1/2 soup can milk
1 c. sour cream
1 c. sharp Cheddar, grated
1/4 c. minced onion, sautéed in butter till transparent
salt and pepper to taste

Step 3. add potatoes to creamy mix, mix in carefully. May need to add a few more T's milk to make it a bit saucier. Transfer to a buttered 9x13 cake pan. Combine:

2 T melted butter
1/2 c. crushed cornflakes

and sprinkle over the casserole. Bake uncovered 350 degrees F. 30-45 min. or till hot and bubbly.

The end... although I like to put chopped scallions in there, too.

Good served w/baked beans and a green salad.



Blogger Julia said ... (11:04 AM) 

Sounds great, Tana. Thanks for the recipe, will try it sometimes this week.


Blogger Lynette said ... (11:08 AM) 

It's funny to see so many interested in a Utah staple. "Funeral Potatoes" have several different varieties. Try using 1-8oz cream cheese instead of the cream soup. Blend well and add 1/4 tsp. garlic powder. My kids love these, so I always make a large batch for leftovers.


Blogger Chris~ChrisCross said ... (1:51 PM) 

I like to use the shredded potatoes and a can of cream of chicken soup. My kids even like these cold.


Anonymous Lyn said ... (6:13 PM) 

To funny, It is also called Scalloped Potatoes. It is just a wonderful quick and easy covered dish for activity suppers. It is amazing how many different varities of these potatoes show up on the the table for dinner at church.


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