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Old 08-02-2018, 09:10 AM
Status: "Even better than okay" (set 11 days ago)
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Funeral potatoes are well known in Utah and among other Mormon communities.


We just call them party potatoes here.


Not sure what all the angst is about. There are still communities where people take food to families who have suffered a bereavement. The hash brown casserole is something many people like, it is a comfort food, and it is easy to prepare and serve. It's an ideal dish for the purpose.
I didn't see any "angst" in any of the posts so far in this thread.
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Old 08-02-2018, 12:05 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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If it's on the Food Network's website, it's definitely a thing:

https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/...tatoes-3268651

This recipe has great reviews. Now I'm hungry.
Ree substitutes the soup for a homemade white sauce. Iíd stick with the soup and I wouldnít mess with the flavor with Parmesan, but Iím sure itís fine.
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Old 08-02-2018, 12:24 PM
 
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I have heard that the familiar-to-most cheese and hash brown potato casserole is called this in some areas....
Hash browns
Cheddar
Cream of chicken soup
Sour cream
Butter

The ingredients sound artery clogging enough to cause more funerals.
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Old 08-02-2018, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I believe Funeral Potatoes were originally a Mormon dish. At least that's what everyone I know in Utah says! They are wonderful. Very tasty and they feed a lot of people inexpensively. Now TaterTot Casserole, that's pure Midwest!
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Old 08-02-2018, 12:37 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Hereís the Funeral Potatoes packet. It doesnít seem very cost effective, at $10+ and you add additional cheese.

https://www.southernliving.com/news/...neral-potatoes
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Old 08-02-2018, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Moku Nui, Hawaii
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What a thing to do to a fairly innocent potato. I suspect the name is what is selling it, if it's actually selling that is. $10 for a dish is fairly pricey, IMHO.

What's in hash brown potatoes/tater tots to begin with? Salt & fat of some sort I'd guess? Start with that and then add in tons more salt and fat. Starch (from the potatoes), salt, and loads of fat. Hmm, needs an addition of sugar in there somewhere, don'tcha think? Caramelize some brown sugar on the top and you'll hit every taste bud possible. At least, just before everyone dies of a heart attack.
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Old 08-02-2018, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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I learned about funeral potatoes here on CD. I know make them every now and then. They are good but a little goes along way.
I did make them once at my MIL's house. She is orginally from Indiana. She looked at them and said "oh funeral potatoes I love these. I haven't had them in years!"
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Old 08-02-2018, 01:42 PM
 
Location: A place that's too cold
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I first heard of "funeral potatoes" when we moved to Utah last year. I was at a home & garden event at the convention center, and someone had a booth selling big boxes of them. These weren't frozen, just a prepackaged potato mix. Big letters on the box: Funeral Potatoes.

Sounded odd to me, but apparently it's a common thing here. Utah definitely has a culture all its own, way beyond oddities like "funeral potatoes."
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Old 08-02-2018, 01:52 PM
 
Location: North State (California)
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I have never had them, & at that price $10.26 for a smallish bag, I never will. In any case, they sound revolting. I do not care for hashbrowns or tator tots, so adding gloopy soup to hem, does not sound appetizing at all.
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Old 08-02-2018, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Boydton, VA
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