makes 12-16 servings
1 (2 lb) pkg frozen hashbrowns, shredded or cubed
16 oz (2 cups) sour cream
1 cup diced ham
1 can corn
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup onion (half a medium onion) finely chopped
1/2 cup melted butter
salt & pepper to taste (depends on if you use salted or unsalted butter)
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
2 cups crushed corn flakes
1/4 cup melted butter
some fried crumbled bacon if you please
1. Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly grease cast iron skillet.
2. In a large bowl, mix together sour cream,ham, corn, soup, onion, melted butter, salt and pepper. Stir in frozen hashbrowns until mixed together. Sometimes I thrown in a little extra cheese at this point, and maybe even some chopped fine jalapeno peppers if you like it hot....shhhhh don't tell. Spread into the cast iron skillet or baking dish and top with cheese.
3. Melt 1/4 cup butter and stir with crushed cornflakes. Sprinkle topping over cheese (and bacon) on casserole. Bake @ 350° for 45-50 min or until hot and bubbly.