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Should 'Homefries' really redirect here? Where I come from (Boston, MA), homefries and hash browns are two different dishes. - Rikoshi 11:12, 2 January 2006 (UTC)
- Good question... Where I'm from, they're awfully similar. Depending on how different they are in Boston, the two articles might end up getting merged in the end anyway. ~Topaz♪♫∆ 11:16, 2 January 2006 (UTC)
Home fries pictures
Since this article is about hash browns, the main (and so far, only) picture on the page should not be one of home fries (which, as I note above, are different dishes in at least some parts of the U.S.). Also, the food item in question was most certainly not French fries.
Perhaps a seperate article on home fries should be created? Rikoshi 23:03, 6 January 2006 (UTC)
- They are similar enough (and, in some areas, the names are equivalent) that it would probably end up as the same article.
- However, you're right about the photos. Pictures of various styles of hashbrowns/homefries should be on this page (the deep-fried McDonald's things, shredded potatoes, and diced potatoes). I'll see what I can do (although hash browns are rare in rural NH). -- Kaszeta 13:22, 13 January 2006 (UTC)
Why is there a picture of tater tots?? Those aren't hashbrowns... T-1 14:40, 4 September 2006 (UTC)
I hate to say it, but that is a very unappetizing picture of hash browns. I wish I had a better one to post.
- All the more so because of the huge hair being cooked into it (bottom of the picture). SMTBSI (talk) 06:48, 17 June 2011 (UTC)
I notice the current picture is the same picture used for potato pancakes. While it's a minor issue, especially as I can't tell which the picture is actually of, one of them is inaccurate. ---D--- (talk) 06:22, 27 January 2010 (UTC)
"In parts of the UK, hash browns can mean fried left over mashed potato"
Where in the UK is this? I've never heard of that before so maybe need a citation. Hash Browns as I know them are fried shredded potato, fried left over mash is part of bubble and squeak but never hash browns —Preceding unsigned comment added by Zarcadia (talk • contribs) 08:42, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
Picture is of a latke
I grew up in northwest England in the '50s & early '60s and I recall with some fondness fried leftover mashed potatoes served up the following day, but they were never referred to as "hash browns" or anything similar - just "fried potatoes".
I didn't meet the term "hash brown" until I first travelled to the US in the '80s and thereafter when they became available in the UK.
I have never met the terms "home fries" or "country fries" in the rural UK, although I would quite expect to see the terms used in metropolitan areas due to the US influence. I first met the term when I worked in California in the early '90s.
The generic term "fries" is also an import to UK culture as we always referred to fried chipped potatoes as "chips", or scallops when the potato was sliced instead of chipped. I first heard the term "fries" at McDonalds, as I suspect did most Brits, where the term referred to a finely-chipped deep fried potato known to us via the French/Belgian term "pommes frites".
We now have in the UK a cross-cultural and cross-generational mish-mash (pun intended) of terms to refer to various prepared potato dishes, eg:
- "chips" - the original deep fried chipped potato OR crisps (US import)
- "fries" - "pommes frites" a la McDonalds OR (now) anything potato that is fried (US import)
I know there are more but I don't have the information to hand right now.
Rosti and corned beef
The second paragraph in the history section seems to imply that rosti incoporates corned beef, leftovers, meat or vegetables, which it doesn't, rosti is just potatoes. It then goes on to say that this meal is referred to as hash or bubble and squeak in the UK, which rosti is not at all. This entire paragraph is a bit of a mess, it feels as though there is a sentence missing, or more clarification is required. 188.8.131.52 (talk) 22:16, 3 June 2014 (UTC)