A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from October 20, 2006
Texas Potatoes

"Texas Potatoes” is a recipe that adds chicken soup and cheddar cheese to hash browns. The origins of the recipe are unknown. Recipes have been cited from the 1990s.


2 lb. bag of hash browns
1 onion, chopped
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1 pt. sour cream (16 oz.)
8 oz. cream cheese
1/2 lb. grated Cheddar cheese
1 bag Pepperidge Farm herb seasoning stuffing mix, crushed
1 stick butter

Put hash browns and onion in a 9 x 13 inch pan. Mix soup, sour cream and cream cheese and pour over hash browns. Sprinkle on grated Cheddar cheese, sprinkle on stuffing mix, top with butter pats. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 1/2 hours.

Google Groups: rec.food.recipes
From:  Stephanie da Silva
Date:  Fri, Feb 5 1993 10:22 am

Subject: rec.food.recipes
Date: 4 Feb 1993 12:39:58 -0600
Organization: University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Texas Potatoes

2 pounds hashbrown potatoes
1/4 cup melted butter
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup chopped onions
1 pint sour cream
1 cup cream of chicken soup
2 cups grated cheddar cheese

Mix all of the above ingredients together and put in 9x13 baking dish.  On top of this put 1 1/2 cups crushed corn flakes and 1/4 cup melted butter.  You can also sprinkle on a little more grated cheese.  Bake for one hour at 350.

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Friday, October 20, 2006 • Permalink