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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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 And the menu includes vegetarian dishes, like a fried green tomato option for eggs Benedict, with jalapeño hollandaise and quinoa hash browns ($12). Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Crazy Water, Snifters restaurants add brunch in Walker's Point in Milwaukee," 8 June 2018 Over Easy The menu is popular for its specialties dishes such as waffle dogs, brioche French toast and Wolf Pack (two eggs, bacon and cheese stuffed between two hash brown layers). Jennifer Mcclellan, azcentral, "New restaurants in Phoenix in March: 37 openings in a month may set a record," 2 Apr. 2018 Side-dish offerings are house hash browns, Detroit breakfast sausage, multi-grain toast and seasonal fruit. Detroit Free Press Staff, Detroit Free Press, "The menu's up for next weekend's VIP dinner at The Apparatus Room," 6 Sep. 2017 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

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1951, in the meaning defined above

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

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