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Old 12-11-2018, 03:30 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, 03:46 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, 04:15 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, 04:33 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, 05:21 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, 05:25 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, 05:45 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, 05:47 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, 06:02 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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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.
Thank you blissful
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