1 large bag frozen hash browns
1/2 to 1 cup chopped onion, (if I have green onion's they are my first choice-but other onions will work, too)
1 (8 oz) bag of cheddar cheese
1 can cream soup (I usually use either cream of mushroom or cream of chicken) diluted with milk.
1 (15 oz) container of sour cream
2 cups corn flakes-crushed
1/2 cup butter-melted
Directions & Story; Mix potatoes with cheese, onions, cream soup, milk, and sour cream. Spoon in 9 X 13 pan. Toss crushed cereal in melted butter and spoon on top of potatoes. Cover and bake in a 350 degree oven for :45 to 1 hr or until bubbly. (You can add the topping the last :15 minutes of cooking time and remove the cover for a crisper texture)
This recipe makes a good combination with grilled steak, hamburgers, etc. or goes well with ham-no gravy needed. We've served this often at birthday parties, during the summer and for 4th of July dinners.