Instead of making the old standby of scalloped or au gratin potatoes for your next family get-together, serve a delicious mixture of shredded potatoes, cheese and sour cream. This rich side dish, also called Sour Cream Potatoes or Funeral Potatoes, serves ten and is a perfect accompaniment to ham. It can be put together a day ahead and baked before the dinner, making preparation even easier on you.
Things You'll Need
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9-by-13 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
In a large bowl combine the raw frozen hash browns, 1/2 cup of the melted butter or margarine, salt, pepper, optional onion, cheddar cheese, soup and sour cream. Stir gently with a large spoon until all of the ingredients are fully incorporated.
Spread the mixture into the prepared baking dish.
In the same large bowl combine the remaining 1/2 cup of melted butter or margarine and the crushed corn flakes. Stir with a large spoon to combine well. Sprinkle the mixture on top of the potatoes.
Bake the potatoes uncovered for about 60 minutes, or until the edges are bubbly and the center is hot.
If you prepare this dish earlier and plan to bake and serve it the next day, cover the casserole with aluminum foil and store it in the refrigerator. Remove the foil before baking.