Around the holidays I always try to find new and interesting recipes.  As I was looking I found something called 'funeral potatoes.'  Would you serve this for Thanksgiving dinner?

Sometimes the best food has the weirdest names, so when I saw funeral potatoes I was automatically intrigued.  I had never heard of such a thing.  Are they so awful that they make you feel like you're at a funeral?  Or is it a dish that you normally take to the family having a funeral?

Here's what I found out.  It is a casserole and they have a Utah/Mormon origin.  They get their name because it is a dish that is commonly served at funeral dinners, but they can be served anytime.  Of course, more than one recipe variation exists.

Here is the one that I found.  I am going to try it this Thanksgiving and see how everyone likes funeral potatoes.  Maybe you can try it.

2 lbs hash browns
1/2 cup butter
2 (10 3/4 ounce) cans condensed cream of chicken soup
1 pint sour cream
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup onion, chopped
1 tablespoon butter
2 cups longhorn cheese, grated, firmly packed
1 1/2 cups corn flakes, crushed
4 tablespoons butter, melted

Saute onion in 1 tablespoon butter until translucent.
Mix all ingredients, except cornflakes and 4 tablespoons butter, together.
Put potato mixture into a 9x13 inch baking pan.
Combine cornflakes and butter, and sprinkle evenly over top of casserole.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 40-50 minutes or until heated and bubbly.


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