btw: it came from my friend Shannon, originally, and I have changed it up a bit. Thanks, Shannon!!!
My mom asked me once why these were called Funeral Potatoes. I told her because they're so good, you'll die.
Actually, it's a Mormon casserole that's served at funerals.
I think my reasoning is better, though. :-)
Warning: once you taste these, you may never be able to eat mashed potatoes any other way, ever again.
|everybody in the hot tub!|
|mashed with sour cream, milk, and cream of mushroom soup.|
|those are not my hands, just fyi|
|fold in some shredded cheese|
|topped with french fried onions- yummm|
Funeral Potatoes- Susan's version
5 lbs gold potatoes, washed and quartered
8oz sour cream- light if you prefer
1 cup milk
2- 10oz cans Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 cup shredded cheese
6oz can French Fried Onions
Boil potatoes until soft- drain and mash. Combine milk, sour cream, and soup into mashed potatoes.
Tranfer into a baking dish and fold in the shredded cheese. Top with french fried onions. Bake at 350* for about 10-15mins.
*this is Superbowl quantity, if you're not feeding a crowd cut this recipe at least in half!*
-I don't use butter with gold potatoes because they are already naturally buttery and creamy. That's why they're so good for this recipe.
-fold in sliced green onions or chives with the cheese
-make with instant potato flakes. Make as directed on the box, then add the sour cream and cream of mushroom soup (eliminate the milk)