home fries

plural noun

Definition of home fries

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

called also home fried potatoes

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Look for buttermilk and blueberry pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, chipped beef gravy and biscuits, home fries, fruit, and beverages inside Jubilee Hall at the rear of the church. Lois Szymanski, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Central Carroll: Westminster church hosting Apple Festival and Car Show; walk aims to fight hunger; Peace Day," 9 Sep. 2019 Sides include a three-layer hashbrown cake, dressed-up home fries and grits, and more. al, "The other new biscuit in town: Maple Street hits Mobile," 6 Sep. 2019 Egg and cheese [on an] English muffin with a little bit of home fries. Greg Levinsky, BostonGlobe.com, "Acton’s Megan Barrett has designs on a strong finish for Northeastern field hockey," 5 Sep. 2019 About the menu: A hearty ham and cheese omelette and home fries was a great start. Marc Bona, cleveland.com, "Steve’s Doghouse: Northeast Ohio’s best weekend brunches, breakfasts," 24 Aug. 2019 Also tempting: Chicken and waffles, breakfast burrito and chilaquiles (chicken, chorizo, peppers, onions, beans and corn sautéed in spicy sofrito sauce topped with cheese, two over-easy eggs, corn tortillas and home fries). Marc Bona, cleveland.com, "Rowley Inn: Northeast Ohio’s best weekend brunches, breakfasts," 3 Aug. 2019 The menu will feature omelets, eggs to order, ham, bacon, sausage, pancakes, home fries, coffee, tea and juice. courant.com, "Community News For The Hebron Edition," 6 June 2019 The friendly servers cover the floor attentively and nearly all the little touches are right: crisp home fries are served in a wire basket, Canadian bacon is thick and smoky, spices and condiments sit in housemade trays assembled from wine corks. Michael Mayo, sun-sentinel.com, "All-day breakfast: A critic’s guide to 5 egg-centric new eateries," 5 June 2019 The flavorless omelet and the home fries that somehow managed to be both soggy and too dry at the same time nearly sent the romance into its death throes. Crystal Paul, The Seattle Times, "What it’s like to take a 35-hour ride on Amtrak’s Coast Starlight train from Los Angeles to Seattle," 29 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of home fries

1951, in the meaning defined above

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home fries

noun

English Language Learners Definition of home fries

US : potatoes that have been cut into small pieces and fried

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