How To Make Delicious Funeral Potatoes
Funerals are a time for memorializing the deceased and coming together as a community to mourn their passing. Part of that tradition is often the gathering for food, which is most commonly provided by family members or other close friends of the deceased. One popular dish that often appears at funerals is funeral potatoes, also known as cheesy potatoes, party potatoes, or Potatoes Au Gratin. Funeral potatoes have been a staple of funeral gatherings for generations and provide an easy-to-make comforting dish to share with those in attendance.
To make funeral potatoes, you’ll need six medium-sized potatoes, one can of cream of chicken soup, one cup of sour cream, two cups of shredded cheese (cheddar works best), one cup of crushed cornflakes (optional), and two tablespoons of melted butter. Start by preheating your oven to 350°F. Then peel and cube the potatoes into 1/2 inch pieces before boiling them until they are tender. Drain the potatoes and place them in a 9x13 baking dish that has been greased or sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. In a separate bowl, mix together the soup, sour cream, cheese, and melted butter before pouring it over the top of the potatoes in your baking dish. Mix everything together so that all the ingredients are evenly distributed throughout the pan. Sprinkle the crushed cornflakes over the top if desired for added crunchiness.
Bake your funeral potatoes for 45 minutes or until golden brown on top. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes before serving. Funeral potatoes make a great accompaniment to almost any other dish and will feed a large crowd easily. They can easily be made well ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Funeral Potatoes Recipe:
• 6 medium-sized Potatoes
• 1 can Cream Of Chicken Soup
• 1 cup Sour Cream
• 2 cups Shredded Cheese (cheddar works best)
• 1 cup Crushed Corn Flakes (optional)
• 2 tablespoons Melted Butter
1) Preheat oven to 350°F
2) Peel and cube Potatoes into ½ inch pieces then boil until tender
3) Place boiled Potatoes into greased 9x13 baking dish
4) Mix together soup, sour cream, cheese & melted butter then pour over Potatoes in the baking dish
5) Mix everything together so ingredients are evenly distributed throughout the pan
6) Sprinkle crushed Corn Flakes over the top if desired for added crunchiness
7) Bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown on top
8) Let cool for 10 minutes before serving
Funeral potatoes have been around for generations but their exact origin is uncertain. Some believe they were first made in Utah where they’re still very popular today while others claim their roots are in Pennsylvania Dutch Country where they’re also known as “church window” potatoes or “funeral pie” due to their resemblance to lattice pie crusts when cooked in a deep dish pan rather than a shallow baking dish like we do today. Regardless of where they came from, funeral potatoes are now enjoyed all over North America as part of any traditional funeral gathering menu.
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