Growing up in the state of Utah, a predominate dish prepared by local LDS church members for many occastions is the “funeral potatoes”. Many non-Mormons havae joked for decades about having to attend any LDS functions and being met with a variety of poorly cooked, non-seasoned, burnt or other homeade casseroles which are jokingly refered to as “funeral potatoes”.
The object of this article is not to depict the history of funeral potatoes or to provide different recipes for this dish. Rather, this article is going to provide a method of creating a funeral potato dish by incorporating cannabutter, thus making it a great tasting, medicated offering for large gatherings.
The amount of THC is affected by the quality of the herb as well as the amount of time the cannabutter is cooked (see below for a favoriate crockpot recipe).
Cooking with cannabis is a choice many medical marijuana patients and learning to cook “Cannabutter” is an essential to the basics of baking with marijuana. By selecting quality butter and cleaning the marijuana thoroughly, ensuring there are no seeds or stems, the Cannabutter will have a smooth taste and be very effective as an herbal medicine.
Quantity of butter to marijuana is one eighth of marijuana to one stick of real butter. 2 cups of water are also required for each stick of butter. To make a large batch, an entire ounce of good quality marijuana, 16 sticks of butter and 32 cups of water will be needed.
To begin the Cannabutter, place butter sticks into crock-pot, set on high. Add thoroughly cleaned marijuana and water, heating for one hour on high. Reduce heat to low and cook for 10-24 hours.
Straining is important when making Cannabutter. Strain the Cannabutter into a bowl using a cheesecloth as well as a colander, ensuring no bits of marijuana fall into the bowl below.
Cannabutter Finished Product
Once the cooking is complete, place the strained Cannabutter into the refrigerator and chill for 8 hours, until the butter collects on top of the water. Scrape the butter into a dish which has a sealed cover and discard the water. The Cannabutter is now ready for use in any recipe, but should be kept refrigerated.
A green colored finished product is fine and will have a highly infused marijuana taste. Once the butter has chilled, gather the following items:
6 cups diced russett potatoes
1 can cream of chicken soup (condensed)
1 cup CANNABUTTER
1 cup sour cream
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
Salt and Pepper to taste
Bake all potatoes @ 400 degrees fahrenheight, cool, peel and dice. Combine CANNABUTTER, sour cream, and 1 cup cheese. Add potatoes and combine. Please potatoes in 13 x 9 inche baking dish, cover with remaining cheese. Bake @ 350 degrees for 45 minutes until lighly browned and bubbly. For a true “Funeral Potato” topping, many LDS cooks choose to crumple potatoe chips or crackers on top prior to baking.
If you would like to comment about your personal experience with funeral potatoes or anything else, please comment below or e-mail LegalizeUtah@gmail.com.
As always, enjoy your canna treats responsibly!