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

Examples of hash browns in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cook just about any breakfast food, omelets, pancakes, sausages, bacon, or hash browns. Daria Smith, Southern Living, 3 June 2021 Kenneth Platt dug into his breakfast of bacon, eggs, hash browns and toast with relish Wednesday morning, a cheerful man who just might have been in a better mood than usual. Sig Christenson, San Antonio Express-News, 5 May 2021 The Brunch Box is $29.99 and includes a half dozen of assorted bagels, a tub of plain schmear, one Farmhouse Egg sandwich, two bacon and cheddar sandwiches, four twice-baked hash browns and four blueberry muffins. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 7 May 2021 Favorites, so far, are the cheddar hash browns and a baked egg in a roasted garlic brioche along with the simple, yet perfected, chocolate chip cookie. Alixel Cabrera, The Salt Lake Tribune, 26 Aug. 2020 The 100-square-foot grab-and-go stand, open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, sells breakfast sandwiches, French toast in jars, churros, hash browns, nitro coffee and other items. San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Apr. 2021 Get creative with your savory pies — in this one, the crust is made from frozen hash browns! Washington Post, 13 Mar. 2021 Two pieces of cod or tilapia, fries or hash browns, slaw or applesauce, pasta fagioli (bean soup), bread and butter, coffee or hot tea. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, 19 Mar. 2021 The coffee is usually not of great quality but is strong, scalding and plentiful; the omelets ooze orange cheese and the hash browns are slicked with griddle grease. Jessica Battilana, San Francisco Chronicle, 12 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of hash browns

1926, in the meaning defined above

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11 Jul 2021

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“Hash browns.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hash%20browns. Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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hash browns

noun

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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