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06-30-2010, 01:26 PM
i was talking to patty earlier and was telling her about funeral potatoes. i'm thinking these are a utah thing. they are at almost every after funeral meal. maybe others know them as cheesy potatoes. either way, they are awesome!

1 bag frozen hash browns (can be shredded or cubed. i like cubed.)
1/4 cup butter
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 cup sour cream
1-2 cups shredded cheese (depending on how cheesy you want them!)
1/4 cup chopped onion
salt & pepper

melt butter and cook onions for a few minutes. add soup, sour cream and cheese. mix till warm. pour over hash browns in a baking dish. sprinkle cheese on top (some sprinkle crushed corn flakes or bread crumbs). bake at 350 for about 30-40 minutes until bubbly.


06-30-2010, 02:05 PM
I've had these before, but have never heard anybody around here call them funeral potatoes. Around here we call that a hash brown casserole. And I agree, It is delicious!!

06-30-2010, 02:13 PM
I thought they were a Vermont thing! And yep, we call them funeral taters!

06-30-2010, 02:15 PM
funny! We call them cheesy potatos. funeral potatos and taters, LOL

06-30-2010, 02:22 PM
never heard of em but they sound yummy!

06-30-2010, 02:42 PM
Never heard of them but I think I'll try them this weekend. Yum!

06-30-2010, 02:46 PM
Mmm. I've never heard of them but now I want to try them :)

06-30-2010, 04:22 PM
I've made them several times at Easter to go with the Ham! We call them Cheesy Potatoes--but whatever the occasion, they always go over well--very yummy!

06-30-2010, 05:27 PM
LOL! I had to come and see what a funeral tater was....Too funny. Never tried it but it sounds yummy!

Erin K
06-30-2010, 05:33 PM
we have them sometimes, I thought they were a Mormon thing, but I rekon Utah is close enough. ;)

06-30-2010, 05:40 PM
we have them sometimes, I thought they were a Mormon thing, but I rekon Utah is close enough. ;)

erin, i think that is where they came from. we always called them relief society potatoes because anytime they cooked, they made them! then it morphed into funeral potatoes!

Erin K
06-30-2010, 06:11 PM
You know, I have a Mormon Potluck this Sunday and was wondering what to make. I think it's Funeral Potatoes for SURE now.

06-30-2010, 08:12 PM
LOL I have never heard of them before!!

I think I may make some this weekend.

06-30-2010, 08:48 PM
oh they sound yummy and this maine girl has never met a potato she didn't like!! oh , I wonder how many miles I'll have to walk to burn those off!!

07-01-2010, 04:59 AM
oh they sound yummy , I wonder how many miles I'll have to walk to burn those off!!
that's what I was thinking as I read the recipe too!
I have a question about the Hash Browns... In Australia the frozen hash browns are the same shape as Mc Donald's Hash Browns.(like if you put your 2 thumbs and 2 middle fingers together) Is this what you are talking about? or a different shape?

07-01-2010, 06:43 AM
They are more loose, not in a formed shape. I buy them in my freezer section here. They are like shredded potatoes.

07-01-2010, 11:56 AM
Sarah--you could chop 'em up if you can't find them diced in your freezer section. Once they are all mixed together I don't think you'll be able to tell the difference.

07-01-2010, 12:41 PM
hey sarah, check these (http://www.oreida.com/products/hash-browns.aspx) out...

you can also just take baked potatoes and cube them. patty is right, you can probably just crumble yours.

07-01-2010, 07:26 PM
I had never heard anything called 'funeral' anything until last year at a dinner someone called the green bean casserole funeral beans. I am pretty sure I have never had either beans or the potatoes at a funeral. I guess I have been to very few luncheons that are in a church hall. Almost all of them have been at a banquet hall and it's banquet food then.
Now parties at people's homes, lots of green beans and hash brown casserole/cheesy potatoes!

07-01-2010, 07:36 PM
sounds alot like my party potatoes recipe.

Kreative Dryve
07-02-2010, 05:20 PM
I love them, and I think they are a just an american type recipe from all over, even in Montana they are known as funeral potatoes.....easy to make and yummy comfort food.