|Type||Hotdish or casserole|
|Place of origin||United States|
|Region or state||Intermountain West, Midwest|
|Main ingredients||Hash browns or cubed potatoes, cheese (cheddar or Parmesan), onions, cream soup (chicken, mushroom, or celery) or cream sauce, sour cream, butter, corn flakes or crushed potato chips|
Funeral potatoes, hash brown casserole, cheesy hash browns, those potatoes, or party potatoes is a traditional potato hotdish or casserole that is popular in the American Intermountain West and Midwest. People of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS) call it "funeral potatoes" because the casserole is commonly served as a side dish during traditional after-funeral dinners, such as those planned by members of the Relief Society (a LDS auxiliary organization). But the dish is also served at other church dinners, both within and outside of the Church (such as holiday dinners), as well as at potlucks and other social gatherings.
Ingredients and preparation
The dish usually consists of hash browns or cubed potatoes, cheese (cheddar or Parmesan), onions, cream soup (chicken, mushroom, or celery) or a cream sauce, sour cream, and a topping of butter with corn flakes or crushed potato chips. Ingredients in some variations include cubed baked ham, frozen peas, or broccoli florets.
In popular culture
Funeral potatoes are mentioned in Molly Harper's "Nice Girl" and "Half Moon Hallow" book series, as traditional Southern cuisine.
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