Last night night I made a this casserole for dinner, my neighbor came over and asked what I was cooking. I told her funeral potatoes she looked at me a little blank I then told her the ingredients and she said oh hash brown casserole. I said yeah, she then asked why the heck did I call it funeral potatoes. I explained that it was something often made at Mormon funerals so it got nicknamed that.
It also reminded me of the first time I had ever heard the term funeral potatoes, belive it or not it was when I had my 7 Baby Ben 5 years a go next Thursday. My friend Kim made it for our family and was very upset when she brought it over. She said Jennifer I messed up. I was a little puzzled and asked how so. She said I made you funeral potatoes for a babys birth. I looked at her confused and then looked at the dish and said oh these aren't funeral potatoes these are Sunday dinner potatoes. She looked at me and laughed and said oh thats better It's wednesday and I am bring you Sunday potatoes on wednesday. I reassured her they were my favorite and it did not matter what day she brought them.
After a good laugh I asked her where on earth did she here the term funeral potatoes. She then said she told our friend Christina at cub scouts what she had made and she called it funeral potatoes.
So after that long intro do you all want the recipe? They are super good and worth the storey I promise.
1 Large bag of frozen shredded hash brown potatoes (not already browned, raw)
2 cans of cream of chicken soup
1 pint of sour cream
1 small bunch of green onions (just the green part cut really fine, I just use scissors!)
1 cup of cheese Cheddar, jack or what ever kind you want.
option I like to add ham or chicken to make it a full meal.
Mix everything together and put in one or casserole dish( I put it in 2 8X10 dishes I think thats the size and freeze one.)
Then add corn flakes , crushed cheese its bread crumbs or what ever you want on top.
Then bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
So I am dying to know have you ever heard of this casserole and if you have what did you call it?