hash browns

plural noun

Definition of hash browns 

: boiled potatoes that have been diced or shredded, mixed with chopped onions and shortening, and fried usually until they form a browned cake

called also hash brown potatoes, hashed brown potatoes, hashed browns

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Such a fan of the fast food restaurant is the new mom that a McDonald’s hash brown is the first thing the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star ate after giving birth to daughter True in April. Karen Mizoguchi, PEOPLE.com, "Khloé Kardashian & Tristan Thompson Grab Fast Food as It's Revealed They're in the 'Best Place'," 19 June 2018 The birthday girl also celebrated with one of her favorite fast food menu items: McDonald’s hash browns. Madison Roberts, PEOPLE.com, "McDonald's Hash Browns and Bacon Donuts: See All the Food at Khloé Kardashian's Birthday Bash," 28 June 2018 And while a detour around the starchy chaos was probably the best solution for most commuters, there's always the option to make use of the jam to just grab a spud and trying to make some engine-block hash browns. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "25-Ton Spud Spill Closes North Carolina Highway," 6 May 2016 Susie said no omelets -- the pan is not working today for hash browns. Chicago Tribune, chicagotribune.com, "Sandwiches, soups, salads and more: 20 ideas for what to eat for lunch," 17 May 2018 Saturday, the restaurant will open doors at 5:30 a.m. with a breakfast buffet starting at 6 a.m. The wedding will be shown live at 7 a.m. The buffet will include eggs, sausages, hash browns, toast, muffins, fruit, juice and coffee. John-john Williams Iv, baltimoresun.com, "Royal wedding watch parties and specials in Baltimore," 17 May 2018 Corben's pal, Adam Gersten, owner of Wynwood's Gramps, was the first to bite into the first hash brown in the first Miami-Dade Waffle House, Corben said. Howard Cohen, miamiherald, "The first Miami Waffle House was not open quite yet, but dozens of people couldn't wait | Miami Herald," 9 May 2018 The skillets feature a combination of egg, another protein and vegetables over a bed of hash browns. Andy Staples, SI.com, "How 'Scheduling for Success' Can Help the Pac-12 Keep Pace in the Playoff Era," 7 May 2018 The He-Man Platter - advertised on the backs of servers' t-shirts and hoodies - is three eggs, double order of hash browns, biscuit with gravy, pancakes or French Toast, bacon or sausage, and toast. Marc Bona, cleveland.com, "Lamp Post: Northeast Ohio's best weekend brunches, breakfasts," 5 May 2018

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1951, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of hash browns

: boiled potatoes that have been cut up, mixed with chopped onions and fat, and fried until brown

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