Research papers could be devoted to the origin of the infamous “Funeral Potatoes” recipe that graces every family, church, and organization cookbook ever written. This is our humble Petersen version. Very slight variations from the usual - but we love how smooth, creamy, and CHEESY these turn out.
I have just assumed that all my children know how to make the “basics” (like pie crust, bread, and FUNERAL POTATOES). But I still get phone calls from my kids that they want to see those basic recipes posted and not printed. Forgive me for not taking step-by-step photos here, but it’s such an easy thing to put together I talked myself out of it.
I’ve seen these made by substituting part of the sour cream with milk, leaving out part of the soup, and totally skipping the butter. All I can say is this... if you’re going to truly enjoy funeral potatoes for what they've always been - don’t mess with tradition.
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