1 bag frozen hash browns 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 1 cup sour cream 1/4 cup finely chopped onion 1 stick butter, melted 1 can cream of chicken soup 1 can cream of mushroom soup 1 roll Ritz crackers 1 teaspoon black pepper salt to taste (dash)
Thaw potatoes (I use the thaw on my microwave to save time, stirring gently occasionally). Mix them with the sour cream, onion, salt to taste, pepper,soups, 1/2 the cheese, and 1/2 the butter.
Place in casserole pan, sprinkle other half of cheese over top, then top with crushed Ritz crackers. Sprinkle the rest of the butter over the crackers. Then bake at 350 degrees F until golden.