Why are they called funeral potatoes?
Funeral potatoes, also known as “church potatoes,” are a type of potato casserole that is often served at potlucks, family gatherings, and, as the name suggests, funerals.
2 lbs small potatoes (such as baby potatoes or new potatoes)
4 tablespoons melted butter
1 cup grated cheese (such as cheddar or mozzarella)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon dried oregano or parsley (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste
Additional cheese and herbs for garnish (optional)
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
Wash and dry the potatoes, then cut them into small bite-sized pieces.
In a small bowl, mix together the melted butter, cheese, and spices.
Place the potato pieces in a single layer on a baking sheet and coat them with the butter mixture.
Bake the potatoes for 20-25 minutes, or until they are crispy and tender.
Serve the crack potatoes hot, garnished with additional cheese and herbs if desired.