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Old 12-11-2018, 04:30 PM   #1
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Funeral Potatoes

We are going to a progressive dinner on Friday night&have racked my brain about what my offering should be originally I signed up for appetizers now the game has changed as there aren’t going to be any main dishes and they’re asking people bringing appetizers to bring a small version of an entrée. Watched Taylor Hicks TV show “state on a plate” this morning it was from Utah and they made funeral potatoes. Of course I’ve eaten funeral potatoes&made potatoes. but I was wondering since I have to take a small version of an entrée I’m wondering if I used a large boneless skinless chicken breast cooked it chopped it up and added that to the funeral potatoes is that an absolutely no/is it OK to do that/or is it a bad idea and just leave funeral potatoes well enough alone as the recipe states. I would love recipes if you have one please pos it, I know they are all just a little bit different. on the TV show this morning they showed adding the seasonings&spices but they did not say what they were. I need help here thanks

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Old 12-11-2018, 04:46 PM   #2
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I first made funeral potatoes (family loved it) this past year. I used shredded raw potatoes. It seriously took 3 hours to bake (it was big/thick). Don't use raw potatoes unless you want to bake it for hours and hours!



I think it might be good with chicken. I don't have a recipe for you, sorry.
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Old 12-11-2018, 05:15 PM   #3
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I used the recipe on the back of the package of Mr. Dell's Hashbrowns. Supposedly “authentic”. I think chopped chicken breast would work fine.
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Old 12-11-2018, 05:33 PM   #4
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Hiya, Lefse. How's Rocketman? I hope you and your's are well.

I had to look up Funeral Potatoes. What a horrible name for a hash brown casserole.

Chicken sounds really good as an addition. I could even see adding either bell or hot peppers, too.
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Old 12-11-2018, 06:21 PM   #5
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I add cubed ham to mine to make a main dish. Never tried chicken but it's great with ham.
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Old 12-11-2018, 06:25 PM   #6
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Ok, I had to look it up. I had no idea what funeral potatoes were. Now I know.
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Old 12-11-2018, 06:45 PM   #7
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As another view, we have something here that is called "funeral" cake. Tasty and part of a southern lifestyle.
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Old 12-11-2018, 06:47 PM   #8
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Just for kicks......
https://lilluna.com/funeral-potatoes/

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  • 2 12 oz. packages Frozen Cubed Hash Browns thawes
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp onion powder optional
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2-3 cups corn flakes crushed
  • 1/2 cup butter melted


Let's summarize.
3 cups of carbs diced

2 cups of fat
1 can of salty stuff
1/2 cup of fat
salt and onion powder
2 cups of fatty protein
3 cups of carb flakes
1/2 cup of fat
Let's add that up, 6 cups of carbs, seasoning, and 5 cups of fat.



It is delicious! I've tasted it.This is for eating at a funeral or for sending you to one. But, did I love it? yes I did.
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Old 12-11-2018, 07:02 PM   #9
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Admittedly, I didn't know what they were until this year either, just called them hashbrown casserole. I first saw the reference on a ND recipe site and had to look it up too!

My cousin-in-law makes the most wonderful hashbrown casserole/FP. I've asked her for the recipe for at least 15 years. I get promises, but still no recipe.
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Old 12-11-2018, 07:05 PM   #10
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I first made funeral potatoes (family loved it) this past year. I used shredded raw potatoes. It seriously took 3 hours to bake (it was big/thick). Don't use raw potatoes unless you want to bake it for hours and hours!



I think it might be good with chicken. I don't have a recipe for you, sorry.
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Old 12-11-2018, 07:06 PM   #11
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Was hoping it would/could work, thanks Dawg-
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Old 12-11-2018, 07:09 PM   #12
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Chicken just doesn't sound right to me, but that's me. I think the potato dish would be much better with ham.
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Old 12-11-2018, 07:17 PM   #13
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Never ever heard of it. But I like the sound of it. Think I'll try a smaller version.

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Old 12-11-2018, 07:19 PM   #14
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Hi Bucky the Rocketman is well and still Rocketing-
I agree about the bells&peps-
when plans got changed had to switch gears-thot of 3 things that cud work-
1.stand alone lasagna roll ups
2.chic burritos also beef burritos
3.white chicken chili
I even had 2 different FB groups vote for which they thought would work best. Then remembered one of the notices said make sure to bring something to keep your meal (if it’s hot warm) warm. I thought the white chicken chili would be best because I could cook it in my 8 quart crockpot and they could simply scoop it out and into a bowl and therefore stay warm but the burritos would be a hassle to make and wrapped in foil standing up in a crockpot as would the stand alone lasagna roll ups. watched the show this morning and I’m turning toward these funeral potatoes - not using frozen taters but raw&cut into small dice-What’s a girl to do (could I make this in my crockpot) if I boiled the potatoes first alone do you think? Also hints on herbs/spices?
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Old 12-11-2018, 07:22 PM   #15
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You may be right Kayelle, I bought a giant chic breast, it does contain (I know, I’m hiding behind a couch) cream of chicken soup, hense the addition of chicken sounded like it could work.
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Old 12-11-2018, 07:25 PM   #16
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Well now I feel tremendous about making this (I am so torn)
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Old 12-11-2018, 07:45 PM   #17
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Just don't cremate them..
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Just don't cremate them..
Yeah. Leave that to the funeral director.

I too had never heard of "Funeral" potatoes. What a terrible name to attach to a what if often a great tasting dish.

I vote for the ham. Forget the chicken.
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Old 12-13-2018, 12:17 PM   #19
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As with every other thing I’ve decided on (or contemplated) for this progressive dinner for 50, once again going in another direction.
have purchased so many ingredients for various things I thought I was making (now I’m stuck with these ingredients). hopefully I’ll use in the very near future but not for this party.
thinking about making very savory/very cheesy/Italian deli meats forward/fancy deli olive forward > savory scones.
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