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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Her recipe includes as a base frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, which makes the casserole prep even easier. Caroline Rogers, Southern Living, "How Funeral Potatoes Got Their Name and Why They're So Delicious," 26 Feb. 2018 The table fills with plates of food: tender filet mignon for her; bowls of butter dumplings and sautéed spinach; a large steak for him, still sizzling with heat; and hash browns, which Wozniacki has ordered and Lee sneaks forkfuls of. Louisa Thomas, Vogue, "A Night Out With Caroline Wozniacki and David Lee, Sports’ Most Romantic Couple," 11 Dec. 2018 As with other bagel places in Europe, Bagels also served as a kind of one-stop shop for all things American, from hash browns to pancakes to onion rings. Charles Passy, WSJ, "In Search of a New York Bagel in Europe," 24 Nov. 2018 At first glance, hash browns and hurricanes don’t have a lot in common. Megan Friedman, Country Living, "Want to Know If a Hurricane Is Bad? Ask Your Local Waffle House," 13 Sep. 2018 Arrange 1 1/2 cups hash browns in even layer in the middle and strips of bacon around it. Redbook Test Kitchen, Redbook, "Potato-Leek Soup," 20 Aug. 2018 On a humid summer afternoon, Tiffany Haddish is three short blocks away, eating an Egg White Delight McMuffin and hash browns in a bare, windowless conference room that has been designated for our interview. Rawiya Kameir, Vogue, "How Tiffany Haddish Became Comedy’s New Queen," 14 Aug. 2018 The focus is greasy-spoon goodness: The menu is vast (every kind of omelette under the sun), the portions are enormous, and almost every dish comes with hash browns and toast. Condé Nast Traveler, "9 Best Breakfasts and Brunches in Las Vegas," 4 Mar. 2018 After they're seated, Brock gently coaches Bourdain on the intricacies of Waffle House hash brown phraseology. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, "Watch Anthony Bourdain's First Meal at Waffle House: "It Is Indeed Marvelous"," 13 June 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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