Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Comfort Food

Photo not actually from the funeral :-) But it looks nummy!

Recently my daughter posted some photos from my dad's funeral earlier this year. I had to smile at the pic of the plate of food from the family luncheon. Can you guess her ideal menu? Yep...ham, funeral potatoes, jello salad, green salad, a roll and cake.

This got me to thinking about comfort food and I went looking for the funeral potatoes recipe. Below is my favorite because they have to be creamy and not too dry, and the topping has to be crispy.

This evidently is a famous Mormon dish. It even has its own wikipedia page!

Mormon Funeral Potatoes
32 oz bag of frozen shredded hash browns
2 (10 3/4 oz) cans cream of chicken soup
2 cups sour cream
1 1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup melted butter
1/2 c. chopped onion (green onions are good too)
2 cups finely crushed corn flakes
2 Tbs butter, melted

Grease 9x13 baking dish and preheat oven to 350 degrees. In large bowl combine soups, sour cream, cheese, onions, and the 1/2 cup of melted butter. Gently fold hash browns into mixture. Pour mixture into pan. Combine crushed corn flakes and the 2 Tbs. of melted butter and sprinkle on top of potato mixture. Bake for 30 minutes.

You can use cubed potatoes instead of hash browns but you will need to increase baking time to 55 minutes.

Look for it permanently on our own Recipes page.

It's winter and it's cold and it's snowing again...so make some creamy cheesy potatoes for dinner tonight.


Courtesy of MesquiteMama on GroupFoods.com

1 comment:

  1. Cook's Country actually did an article about mormon funeral potatoes this month too! They also developed a recipe that uses potato chips (sour cream and onion) for the topping.


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