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Topping suggestion for funeral potatoes

I made the funeral potato casserole for the first time this week and used crushed corn flakes with butter for the topping.

While the casserole was good, of course, I was a little ashamed of the topping. What do you think is the best topping?

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  1. Crushed saltines, potato chips, or panko.

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    1. re: callmijane

      +1 on the crushed potato chips--I like the rippled ones for this

    2. Crushed cheese crackers tossed w/ just a dab of melted butter, seasoned panko, or fresh breadcrumbs; and at the risk of being completely scorned: those canned, French-fried onion rings.

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      1. re: mamachef

        The canned onion rings are great on that. Also, crushed funyions or crushed cheetos. Sometimes you gotta do it if you have those things in the house.

      2. Wow, feel totally naive: what the heck are funeral potatoes? I'll do a search, natch, but wonder what your recipe is, too. Gracias.

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        1. re: pine time

          << what the heck are funeral potatoes?>>

          Like you, I'm sure they're something specific, but the dish I've brought to more funerals than I can remember is a red potato salad, made w/mayo and sour cream and lots of chopped fresh herbs.

          1. re: Jay F

            You can't beat anything made with red potatoes! but funeral potato casserole lends itself well to a church dinner. They are delicious, everbody likes them, and they go well with many meat dishes.

            Unfortunately, I have made two in the past six days....

            Funeral potatoes: frozen hash browns, sour cream, cream of chicken soup, grated cheese, maybe sauteed onions, maybe sliced green onions.

            1. re: pine time

              Just saw your post after replying to Jay F below.

              There are many variations as you probably have found out by now. Mine is a bag of frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, a can of cream of chicken soup, two cups of sour cream, two cups of finely grated cheese, pinch of salt, pepper, and one third cup green onions. Mix and bake until hot and bubbling on the sides, about 30 minutes. Topping as you wish, or none at all.
              Por nada.

            2. Panko, butter and cheese tossed together is my favorite.

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              1. re: kengk

                Or soft, fresh, homemade breadcrumbs with melted butter and parm.

                1. re: kengk

                  +1 fior the panko with butter. Best for funeral potatoes and mac and cheese

                2. Thanks to all. Will try the panko next time, which I hope is far in the future. :<))