My best friend Stephanie introduced me to “funeral potatoes” years ago when I needed a side dish to bring for a potluck. The recipe had been handed around in her family and was a popular dish to make for a funeral luncheon. Ok, I know, you are probably thinking we are some morbid girls who need to get a life. But thats ok. Think whatever you want, just keep reading for this wonderful recipe. 🙂 By the way, the name Funeral Potatoes has stuck with this recipe. Thats just what we call them.
The potatoes were a hit at the potluck! I have went on to serve them at holiday meals, parent teacher conferences, and to my family for dinner. The funniest part of all is that (until now) I NEVER write this recipe down, I always call Stephanie to get the ingredients. Yesterday, while shopping at the grocery store for dinner, I noticed hash browns on sale. Ding Ding Ding….Funeral Potatoes! So standing in the frozen food isle, I dial up Stephanie on my blackberry and start throwing ingredients in the cart. Here is what you need.
3 TBS margarine melted
Combine soup, sour cream, melted butter, salt & pepper in a bowl & mix it up really good.
Here is a picture of the finished Funeral Potatoes. I have to be honest, this picture does not do this recipe justice. If I could take a picture of the smell, your mouth would be watering all over your shirt.
A few side notes for you: My pickiest eater ate 1 serving of this, she loved it. I have the word frugal in the title because I ONLY buy the ingredients for this recipe, if they are on sale or I have a coupon. Did I mention that these taste wonderful?