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Entry from October 10, 2021
“Tater tots are hashbrown nuggets”

Tater tots have been compared to hash browns (also spelled “hashbrowns").

“hashbrown nuggets are also known as ‘tater tots’” was posted on Twitter by Craig B. Lefevre on June 26, 2011. “Nah, tots are just hashbrown nuggets” was posted on Twitter by Worms Jackson on September 14, 2011. “Tater tots are just hash brown nuggets” was posted on Twitter by Juan on February 24, 2014. “Tater tots are hashbrown nuggets” was posted on Twitter by Kayla Katastrophe on April 9, 2014.

“Tater tots are hashbrown nuggets” was posted on Reddit—Showerthoughts on April 2, 2016. “Tater tots are hash brown nuggets” was posted on Reddit—Showerthoughts on October 10, 2021.

“Hash browns are just flat tater tots” is a related saying.


Wikipedia: Tater tots
Tater tots are grated potatoes formed into small cylinders and deep-fried, often served as a side dish.

Wikipedia: Hash browns
Hash browns, also spelled hashed browns, are a popular American breakfast dish, consisting of finely chopped potatoes that have been fried until browned. Hash browns first started appearing on breakfast menus in New York City in the 1890s. Hash browns are a staple breakfast food at diners in North America, where they are often fried on a large common cooktop or grill.

Twitter
Craig B. Lefevre@chezlefevre·Jun 26, 2011
Replying to @shardestyle
@shardestyle hashbrown nuggets are also known as “tater tots”

Twitter
Jennifer Ziegler
@nuclearjen
I’m being told that if it’s before 12, I can’t use the word ‘tater tots’, that tater tots b4 12 are called ‘hash brown nuggets’. #isthistrue
10:51 AM · Aug 29, 2011·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Worms Jackson
@listenyoungman
Nah, tots are just hashbrown nuggets. Enjoy. RT @MmeSurly: Probably too early to be thinking about tater tots.
7:54 AM · Sep 14, 2011·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Patrick Shaw
@patrickshaw
It just dawned on me that Carl’s Jr.’s so-called “Hash Brown Nuggets” are just tater tots.
1:42 PM · Jun 23, 2012·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
The Haunting of Hannibal Tabu #blacklivesmatter
@hannibaltabu
So, tater tots are just like hash brown nuggets, right? #random
12:42 PM · Jul 24, 2013·Hootsuite

Google Groups: alt.food.diabetic
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Julie Bove
Sep 27, 2013, 10:40:56 PM
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Tater Tots are basically nuggets of hash brown type potatoes.

Twitter
Juan
@JuansBon
Tater tots are just hash brown nuggets
7:45 PM · Feb 24, 2014·Twitter for Android

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Zach
@Z_Wooly
Tater tots are just hash brown nuggets. #DeepThoughts
10:09 PM · Feb 24, 2014·Twitter Web Client

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Kayla Katastrophe
@Sky_Hiigh_
Tater tots are hashbrown nuggets
9:42 PM · Apr 9, 2014·Twitter SMS

Twitter
Erin Sweet
@erinnicole0723
Tater-tots are just Hashbrown nuggets
8:12 AM · Jul 8, 2015·Twitter for iPhone

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rach
@rachmcclard
Tater tots are just hash brown nuggets
11:17 PM · Sep 5, 2015·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/Revircs April 2, 2016
Tater tots are hashbrown nuggets

Twitter
The Real Squonk
@erialctonsisiht
Tater Tots are just hash brown nuggets
12:57 AM · Nov 2, 2017·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Brian Smith
@smithbk
Replying to @Josh_ADHD and @FantasyADHD
Tater tots are hash brown nuggets.
10:41 PM · Apr 15, 2018·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
shonda rhimes wrote crossroads
@jersing
Tater tots are just hash brown nuggets
6:25 PM · May 2, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/GoblinOflazy August 16, 2019
Tater tots are the nugget version of hash browns.

Twitter
stv
@ohhoneysenpai
Replying to @ouayue
Tatertots are basically hash brown nuggets they are good too
9:23 PM · Sep 24, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

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Sophibeans
@Sophibeanss
Tater tots are hash brown nuggets.
11:38 PM · Sep 7, 2020·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Matt
@EastPointMadeMe
Tater tots are like hash brown nuggets
7:17 PM · Aug 12, 2021·Twitter for Android

Twitter
68 Walrus
@boygottablast
“Tatertots are just hashbrown nuggets” things I overhear in public. I didn’t need to waste brainpower on that today
1:10 PM · Aug 29, 2021 from Millersville, PA·Twitter for Android

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/StratoNull October 10, 2021
Tater tots are hash brown nuggets.

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