Posts tagged with "hashbrowns" - Faerye Net 2008-05-16T22:32:50+00:00 Felicity Shoulders Family dialect study 2008-05-16T22:32:50+00:00 2010-01-18T14:30:30+00:00 <p>My grandma makes these fabulous fried potatoes with breakfast; diced, not grated, saut&eacute;ed to crispy translucency. Because they are chunks, not slivers, we have always called these delights &#8220;slashbrowns&#8221; (I think the etymology is clear.) However, I just found a note in the margin of my thesis: &#8220;Is this a word?&#8221; across from the underlined &#8220;sl&#8221; in &#8220;slashbrowns.&#8221;</p> <p>I was confident a few websearches would show that this is a longstanding term, possibly of regional origin &mdash; which would be totally appropriate to my Oregon Coast setting &mdash; but, I am appalled to say, the internet has let me down. No recipes. No tasty tater pics.</p> <p>I guess my character will make hashbrowns, and my family will be duly noted as even more idiosyncratic than heretofore believed.</p>