Mormon Funeral Potatoes Recipe
I’ve been slowly climbing the “Officially a Mormon” ladder the past few months.. Recently I stepped on the Funeral Potatoes rung.
If you have spent any time around Mormons – especially those on the West coast, then you have probably heard of Funeral Potatoes. I’m not even going to pretend to know about the origin, or even care about it (probably some dish commonly found at funerals?). I just know they existed, sounded delicious, and I had to make them.
So I did.
And they were delicious!!
Frozen or Fresh Potatoes?
Apparently a lot of people just use frozen hash browns, but I had some potatoes that had been sitting on my counter for far too long. The only downside to using fresh potatoes was all the shredding required.
I didn’t boil/soften my potatoes before shredding them. In my mind I just pictured a big mushy mess of potatoes.
My only advice is to use some paper towels to soak up some of the moisture that comes from using fresh potatoes.
Funeral Potatoes Recipe
One of the best things about this recipe is the sheer amount it produced. Most casseroles do, but this one fed my family of 4 for 2 meals.
Overall, it was a success. All of my kids enjoyed it and I was happy to finally taste this Mormon staple. You can bet I’ll be taking this to a potluck or two.
Was it delicious? Yes!
Will I make it again? Yes!
Will I use frozen hash browns? Maybe
I’m already thinking about the fun things I can add to it to give it some more flair – and maybe nutritional value. One fellow Mormon Mama mentioned adding chives and I think that’s a brilliant idea.
Have you ever had Funeral Potatoes?
What would you add to give it some flair?