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Breakfast Potatoes

Breakfast potatoes?

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Breakfast potatoes?

lemons | Oct 10, 2013 08:46 AM

I am getting crabbier and crabbier about seeing "breakfast potatoes" on a menu. Well, yes, I know this is morning food, so you probably aren't going to be serving mashed potatoes or an au gratin at this hour. But for crying out loud, can't you say "hash browns" or "potatoes O'Brien" or even "skillet potatoes"? Most of the time it seems to be an excuse for using the deep fryer because it's easier, and frankly, little chunks of potato already cooked and dropped in hot oil for a few minutes don't add up to breakfast-ish spuds to me.

When did this get to be an accepted euphemism? Have I been asleep for the past 20 years?

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