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Old 08-02-2018, 04:20 PM
 
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Funeral potatoes are well known in Utah and among other Mormon communities.


We just call them party potatoes here.

I guess in some cases a funeral could call for a party.
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Old 08-02-2018, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Northern panhandle WV
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I'm a Mormon from New England and I have never heard of them.
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Old 08-02-2018, 04:41 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
lots of flavor there....bet they are good
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Old 08-02-2018, 05:24 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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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.
Trust me, they are not revolting. They are really good.
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Old 08-02-2018, 06:10 PM
 
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A similar thing in the midwest is sometimes called hotdish - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hotdish
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Old 08-02-2018, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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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.

What "angst?" All I saw in posts before yours were recipes and posters simply stating that they'd not heard them called "funeral potatoes." Yeesh.

I've never heard that term used, either--it's simply a hash brown casserole. I make it frequently in the fall/winter, and have used both the shredded and frozen potatoes. A recipe always appears on the package, and I use cream of mushroom rather than cream of chicken.

It's a great comfort food, well-suited to variations.

Oh, and we're from upstate NY. Also, hash brown casserole is always shown on Cracker Barrel commercials, so I suspect it's one of their popular dishes.
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Old 08-02-2018, 08:38 PM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Trust me, they are not revolting. They are really good.
They are. I haven't had them in about 20 years when my friend's now-deceased mother made them. She had no name for them.
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Old 08-02-2018, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Canada
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This is always on the menu with the holiday ham.

Here it is, for those who donít have it.

Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole

2# frozen hash browns, thawed
salt and pepper
2 T grated or minced onion
1 stick melted butter
2 cups shredded cheddar
1 pint sour cream
1 can cream of chicken soup

Crushed Potato chips (optional)

Mix the ingredients together and place in a casserole dish, or 13x9. Top with potato chips, if desired (I think this is overkill, but some like it). Bake at 350 until bubbly...30-45 minutes. If your potatoes are frozen it will take longer.
MMMm! love it, but I use cream of mushroom soup instead of cream of chicken.
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Old 08-02-2018, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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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.
Maybe they're called funeral potatoes because if you eat them often, you're going to die.
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Old 08-02-2018, 11:01 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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I guess in some cases a funeral could call for a party.
Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead.
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