home fries

plural noun

: potatoes that have usually been parboiled, sliced, and then fried

called also home fried potatoes

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Family meal options include brunch for four ($59.99) or eight ($109.99) with scrambled eggs, bacon, ham steak, home fries, bagels, cream cheese, fruit salad and a muffin loaf. Georgann Yara, azcentral, 15 June 2020 Served with home fries and Morita sauce. Dana Mcmahan, The Courier-Journal, 21 June 2022 And losing his mind after an egg-yolk omelet — quickly remade due to an offending chunk of egg white on the plate — came to the table with home fries on the plate instead of the requested side salad. Los Angeles Times, 21 Oct. 2022 There are peppers and salami and hot dogs and onions, along with a side of home fries and a toasted bagel for your troubles. Nathan Englander, Travel + Leisure, 29 Jan. 2022 There’s even the Dam Buster: three eggs, home fries, toast, and either three pancakes or French toast with a choice of meat. Blaine Callahan, Hartford Courant, 21 Nov. 2022 On the recent brunch visit to Balthazar, Corden allegedly became irate after home fries were sent out with his wife’s remade egg yolk omelet when a salad had been requested. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 21 Oct. 2022 The dish was remade, but sent out with the wrong side — home fries instead of a salad — which was apparently the last straw for Corden. Bryan Pietsch, Washington Post, 18 Oct. 2022 Kitchen staff made the dish a second time, but sent it with home fries instead of a salad, as Corden's wife had requested, the report said. Tim Stelloh, NBC News, 20 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1951, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of home fries was in 1951

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“Home fries.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/home%20fries. Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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