My mom used to make this for us- so I loved it! I made a few minor adjustments...I used a mix of Monterrey Jack and Cheddar cheeses instead of longhorn as was recommended. I also used more like 3 cups of corn flakes and extra butter to make the topping (cause the crunchy top is the best part). I also used the frozen bagged hash browns with onions and peppers already in it since that is what I had on hand and it didn't really affect the flavor. Will make over and over and over again!!!
It is easy to cut the calories and fat in this recipe. Just reduce the butter by half, use heart healthy soup, low fat sour cream, and reduced fat shredded cheese. Any cheese of your liking will work just fine! You can also par boil (or use raw, but increase cooking time) russet potatoes, grate them with skins on and add a little more nutrition to the recipe.
came out perfect even though i suck at cooking.
I've made these twice and they always get eaten up with no leftovers! I have changed the recipe to reduce the calories slightly and make them a little less greasy. I only use 1/4 c. melted butter and 1 can cream of chicken soup. I made them in the crockpot on high for 4 hours and they were perfect! I also left off the cornflakes and butter and no one noticed any difference.
Yum! My friend also gave ma a pointer to add some cream cheese. makes it that much creamier and richer.
Let me solve the mystery for you - Funeral Potatoes are a mainstay of post-funeral luncheons for friends and relatives travelling in for a Mormon funeral. In Mormon culture, it isn't a funeral unless there are funeral potatoes served afterwards. Mormons are all about casseroles and other satisfying comfort foods that can be made in very large batches to feed huge families and other crowds (i.e. green jello with strange things like carrots mixed in). I assure you that funeral potatoes are far more delicious! I've made and served funeral potatoes to my never-mormon friends and they always love it. It's fattening, totally unhealthy, and worth every calorie.
I couldn't find my recipe for these and was so relieved to find this one posted here. These are delicious, a breeze to make and wonderful to bring to a pot luck or holiday dinner.
Sorry, Lubie. I am sure these spuds are very tasty but over 1,000 kcal per serving with 38 gm saturated fat might explain the origin of the name of the dish. Yikes!
Woo! Look at the fat content - almost 200% of your daily allowance! They are heavenly, though!
This recipe is AMAZING! I made it for my in-laws and they absolutely LOVED it. They are all requesting different things added like diced chicken, ham, or bacon bits. I think I might try it like that next time! I had heard of the recipe on another website I was looking at so I did some research and found out that the dish is called Funeral Potatos (or Utah Funeral Potatos) because it is often served along with other dishes after Mormon funerals.