Made this recipe for
company and it was delicious. To save some time I made it up the
night before and put it in the frig. I mixed everything in a bowl as
the directions called for. After doing that I sat down and thought
oh darn the potatoes will turn brown. They did not and making it up
the night before was a great time saver. Everybody loved it. Licked
the platter clean. Definitely a keeper. Thank you.
I was a back-up cook at
cracker barrel for quite some time, that being said, the recipe is
very similar, except for the cream of chicken soup. The cream soup
that they have does not have the same effect on the HBR. Anyways,
I added spicy sausage to
the dish and it added more flavor. Next time, I'll decrease the
amount of salt (since the sausage added to the saltiness already)
and onions. Will definitely make this dish again! Thanks!
Turned out super! Thanks!
I've been making this
recipe for years (and I've noticed it is all over the country).
Because my husband doesn't like the corn flakes, I mix one package
of Ritz's Crackers (original) with 2 tablespoons of butter. In this
case, he eats all of it.
The approximate cook time
when you use unthawed hash browns is 2 hours and 15 minutes.
Yummy Recipe! You can
substitute cream of celery or cream of mushroom soup (mushroom soup
is better I think) instead of cream of chicken for a vegetarian
this stuff... dlad to know its so easy to make..
When I was
in college, I traded a friend and former chef at
Cracker Barrel my grandma's Snickerdoodle recipe
for his hash brown casserole recipe. It is almost
exactly like what you have here, except no
butter, and he used 8 oz. sour cream. I like to
use the diced potatoes that already come with
peppers and onions. The texture is not quite the
same, but they are still just as good, and you
skip a step!
putting all ingredients into a crock pot on high
and then we let it cook for 3 hours. Very easy
and delicious!! If we do bake the cheesy potatoes
in an oven, we sprinkle the potatoes with crushed
corn flakes mixed with margarine. yummy!!
This is a
delicious dish and everyone wants the recipe
after they have tasted it. I make it a little
differently. I mix all ingredients together and
on top of the cheese layer I sprinkle two cups of
crushed corn flakes and drizzle 1/4 cup butter
over the corn flakes.
recipe...feeds lot of people delicious
Potatoes will not be done in an hour. It works
much better if you thaw the potatoes first. I
have made a similar recipe & failed 3 times
to get the potatoes done--then a friend told me
to thaw the potatoes & bake 350 degrees 1 hr.
& they were just right.
tasted great but I think that all of the
ingredients should be mixed before baking. The
layers didn't come out well the potatoes where
dry on the bottom.
made this many times, I did not know that it was
a CB menu item. I use the fresh hashbrowns and I
have been adding a tub of cream cheese with
chives to the ingred. I mix them all together
before baking. A real favorite!!
Barrel potatoes excellent for an Easter brunch
with spiral ham, fruit, rolls, and dessert.
got a Cracker Barrel in our area last year, and
they don't have these on our menu. After reading
your version of their recipe, I think I know why.
We live near Pittsburgh, PA. There is a well
known dish in our area called Pittsburgh
potatoes, It started out at tailgate parties in
the early 70s, when our Steelers were THE
football team. Pretty soon everyone had the same
recipe, everyone made them, they were so yummy!
Our local recipe calls for the exact ingredients
you list, except we thaw our hashbrowns first,
and we mix the ingredients all together then put
them in a buttered foil pan (for easy transport
to the tailgate party!) and top them with crushed
cornflakes and melted butter, bake them the same
as you. There is a variation on our local recipe
too, Greensburg is a town adjacent to Pittsburgh,
and folks from there add 1/2 cup each finely
chopped onion and green or red pepper, then put
them in a crockpot for 6-7 hours on low. These
are known as Greensburg potatoes. If your recipe
is close to Cracker Barrel's, it's no wonder they
don't serve it here, Pittsburgh potatoes can be
found at LOTS of our local mom & pop
recipe was a great hit at a bridal shower I just
gave. Everyone asked for the recipe and there was
not one bite left. I found it very easy to make
and will make it again. It is a new family
this recipe was great...though I did slightly
modify it. I doubled the onion to 1/2 c. added 3
teaspoons bacon drippings and 1/4-1/2c. real
bacon crumbles from a bag such as Hormel or Oscar
Meyer. We loved it! For those who prefer slightly
more crispy we did a mix and broil method at the
end where we broiled for a few minutes until
crispy then mixed it up and broiled a little more
to crisp the top very very good!
cans of mushroom soup (or celery or chicken or
combo) for moisture results. I make this for
potlucks often and it dries out quickly while
Sabbath school and church are going on without
the extra soup. I also add the sour cream and a
can of milk sometimes. A popular recipe, everyone
seems to like it, even those not fond of sour
cream. I make it without the sour cream also at
times. Yummy! Thank you
currently a back-up cook for Cracker Barrel and I
can tell you that this recipe is nearly the same
recipe that I follow when preparing the HBR for the grill line.
The only thing is, the condensed soup that we use comes straight
from the CB warehouse; it's a combination of mushroom and chicken
soups with other spices. Also, thawing is VERY important. I can't
wait to try one of the variations that I found on your website!