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Feb 22, 2014 05:01 PM

Funeral Fauxtatoes

Okay. My worlds collided today.
My Asian store had a huge box of beautiful daikon. I had a can of cream of mushroom soup in the pantry. So...funeral fauxtatoes!
You could easily do this without the cream of crap soup. I will not use the canned soup in the future, but it sure was junky fabulous!

Really great dish.

Shred the daikon with the food processor. Squeeze the daikon dry ( I also rolled them in a towel), then proceed as if you were using potato.

I used less butter than what was called for in the funeral recipe. Daikon doesn't absorb as much as potato so you don't need the overkill of fat. This is really a comfort food dish and it is nice to know that you don't have to "carb up" to enjoy it.

I modified the copycat recipe for Cracker Barrel cheesy hash browns, but I am sure any of the ubiquitous recipes on the net will work.

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  1. You got me! I mean, I've been around the Low Carb Block since the late 90s and I'd never heard of Funeral Fauxtatoes.

    I didn't have good luck with daikon the one time I experimented with gratin, but maybe I need to do it with a blotting/drying/pressing draining step?

    Looks mad good.

    5 Replies
    1. re: mcf

      You HAVE to!
      Put the shredded daikon in the colander and squeeze. Then, roll them in a kitchen towel. Then....proceed to goodness.

      I used this recipe as a base, but only used a few tablespoons of butter. I also think I halved the recipe because it made a ton.

      1. re: sedimental

        I'll try it soon, will report back!

        1. re: sedimental

          The raw daikon in the slaw used for banh mi sandwiches develops a pungent odor after a daw or two, though IMO it doesn't harm the flavor. I'd be curious to know if the leftover casserole changes smell or flavor in the fridge.

          1. re: greygarious

            I will let you know... If there are ANY leftovers :)

            1. re: greygarious

              The stinky factor is just for the daikon in vinegar stinky!

        2. Sampling this now..... Yeah... It 'll do....

          1. This is pure genius. Thank you for posting! Choose the smaller daikon radishes for a less astringent flavor.

            1. What the heck are funeral potatoes/ fauxtatoes? I've never heard of it.