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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Safe 2 Save, a safe driving app that aims to stop distracted driving, has partnered with all Houston-area McDonald’s locations, allowing users to exchange points for menu items including Big Macs, hash browns and sausage burritos. Chevall Pryce, Houston Chronicle, "App’s partnership with McDonald’s lets safe drivers earn free food," 25 June 2019 Small plates include grits (regular and cheese), hash browns, breakfast meats, and Demetri’s beloved biscuits. Eric Velasco, al.com, "Learn the decades-old secrets of this Homewood barbecue joint," 24 June 2019 Four cheeses -- Muenster, pepper jack, cheddar and Swiss – land between two hash brown patties grilled to crispy perfection. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Hash brown grilled cheese! Here are 22 new foods at the 2019 Indiana State Fair," 5 Aug. 2018 The hash brown looked like the McDonald’s version, a single flat oval, but tasted better, quite fresh and with great crunch, and is probably the best pairing option here with a biscuit sandwich - except maybe for a second biscuit sandwich. Larry Olmsted, USA TODAY, "Biscuits are cooked every 15 minutes at regional fast-food chain Biscuitville," 14 June 2019 Chronicle Food + Wine Bob’s Donuts, Eddie’s Cafe and Beep’s Burgers are neighborhood stalwarts, oases for longtime Bay Area residents serving up American diner food like burgers, hash browns, doughnuts and more. Taylor Kate Brown, SFChronicle.com, "Bay Briefing: The Camp Fire destroyed his home — and he works for the company that caused it," 10 June 2019 Venetian: Grand Lux Café Express Breakfast Buffet What's on the menu: Typical breakfast staples such as an omelet and egg station, breakfast meats, hash browns and pastries. Melissa Yeager, azcentral, "Best Las Vegas buffets: 22 all-you-can-eat restaurants on the Strip," 7 June 2019 Divide hash brown mixture evenly among cups (a few tablespoons each). Susan Nicholson, ajc, "Seven Day Menu Planner," 24 Apr. 2018 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

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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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