Monday, October 08, 2007

Potato Lovers Unite!

I have yet to find a recipe that includes potatoes that I don't like.

My dad will eat potatoes 3 meals a day and a couple more thrown in for snacks! It must be the Irish blood in us.

And from time to time, my Irish heritage meets something from my husband's background and we have a perfect match. So it is with this recipe.....a match made in potato heaven....

The title of this recipe comes from the tradition among Latter Day Saints of having a meal at the church after a funeral that is provided by the good sisters of the ward. Usually these funeral dinners include baked ham, a green salad, a jello salad (or two or three), rolls and butter and this recipe (or one of its variations).

And so, today we have the famous

Funeral Potatoes

The pictured recipe is just half of what the full recipe makes, and I took some other liberties as well -- all described below.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 9 x 13 glass pan with Pam.

In a mixing bowl combine the following:
1 24 ounce bag of hash browns
2 cans cream of chicken soup (or cream of mushroom)
2 cups sour cream (or IMO)
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
1/2 cup chopped onion (1 tbls of dried works well too)

Spread the mixture in the 9 x 13 pan

Over the top sprinkle 2 cups crushed corn flakes (I used potato chip crumbs on the one in the picture) and 2 tbls melted butter.

Bake for about 30 minutes.