Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Funeral Potatoes (well, you asked)

  • 6-8 medium pre-cooked potatoes (or a 2-lb pkg of frozen hash browns)
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1 can (10 ¾ oz.) cream of chicken soup (or cream of celery)
  • 1/2 soup can milk
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3/4 cup crumbs*
  • 3** tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated


  • Heat oven to 350 deg.
  • Thaw frozen potatoes or cook fresh potatoes and cut into cubes (skin on or peeled to taste).
  • Place potatoes in a greased 2-3 quart casserole dish or a 9x13 cake pan.
  • Saute onion in 1T of the butter and spread over potatoes.
  • Combine soup, milk, sour cream and salt and pepper to taste. For a creamier dish, add 2-3 tablespoons additional milk. Mix well. Spread sauce over potato/onion mixture.
  • Melt butter and combine with crumbs. Sprinkle crumbs over mixture.
  • Sprinkle cheese over mixture.
  • Bake uncovered at 325 deg F for 40 minutes or until hot and bubbly throughout.
  • This recipe serves approximately 8, and is often served with ham and green beans.

    golfwidow said...

    I hope no one has to die for me to cook this, 'cos it sounds wonderful.

    Quin said...

    they actually are pretty good.. it's just something served at funeral diners, along with jello.

    and ham and beef.

    and stuff.

    The Cajun Boy said...

    oh god that sounds so good! why the name funeral potatoes? are they saying that eating this dish will kill you?

    Bud said...

    Well I was gonna ask. But you beat me too it. You write faster than I can comment. Thanks for dropping by. One day I'll get together with the entire NYC gang. Can't wait!

    Quin said...

    well, it's a fast dish that is usually served at mormon funerals. when someone dies, you are called and given certain dishes to make and bring... and this became the name for this particular dish.

    they really are tasty...

    bob clay said...

    Now you know why I don't cook. The algorithms are far too complicated ... (get's out menu for chinese takeaway).

    Anonymous said...

    i think they are called funeral potatoes because obviously eating anything by this dingbat will probably kill you.

    Quin said...

    dear anon,

    i have an ip tracker. how is ft worth these days? i have also contacted the person who has the site you come here from, as i consider her an acquaintance, and i don't think she'd like people she knows coming here and making fuckwits of themselves.

    i'm not going to block anon comments, because that means you win.

    i do find it droll, however, that this is all you have to do in life.

    Hoosier Joe said...

    Man, those sound good. I'm going to go ahead and make them and hope no one dies. My family has this recipe called Funeral Kentucky Fried Chicken ... it's not as good.

    LisaBinDaCity said...

    My arteries are about to explode just reading this! But damn they sound yummy!