Mormon funeral potatoes — the cornflake-topped, creamy potato casserole dish commonly served at Latter-day Saint funerals — was heralded in a recent foodandwine.com article as "one of the greatest American triumphs."
"If you’ve ever encountered Mormon funeral potatoes, you can attest that the salty, crispy, cheesy casserole is one of the most oddly satisfying creations that exists in America—nay, the world. The likelihood you've eaten them, however, is slim, as funeral potatoes are mostly an Intermountain West thing," wrote Jenn Rice. "But we believe that the dish should be a staple at every family and holiday gathering."
Rice was introduced to Mormon funeral potatoes by her husband, a native of Salt Lake City, when it was served at large family gatherings. Initially, she questioned its contents and "morbid name." But in looking around, she realized Mormon funeral potatoes have a following.
The article includes several images showing different variations of how Mormon funeral potato are served.
“Even if you’re not from that (LDS) faith, in Utah they’re still called ‘Mormon Funeral Potatoes’ and have only positive connotation," Tyson Peterson, executive chef at Spoke & Steele in Indianapolis, said in the article. "They are perfect for any get-together, as they’re customizable and feed many people easily.”
Read the entire article here.