Spicy Potato Bacon Bites + Giveaway

>>  Thursday, September 16, 2010

It's been a long week.

I an in the midst of preparing for my trip to China this Friday (!!). I've never been to China, so I'm super excited about the trip. However, that also means that things have been absolutely crazy around here as I wrap up stuff for work, church, and Tiny Urban Kitchen.

So here I am, past midnight, finally writing the post about this giveaway that I've been planning on hosting for awhile. I really should go to bed, as the cough is still lingering. Thankfully, the doctor gave me some cough medicine with codeine, so I think I'll have no trouble sleeping tonight. ;)

A few weeks ago I was contacted by Saucy Mama about a recipe contest they were holding. Of course, the contest involves developing a recipe using one of their sauces. The best part about the contest? They sent the contestants six bottles of their most popular sauces to try! Better yet, they sent me another six bottles for me to give away.

After being inspired by the most amazing hash browns I've ever had, I decided to do my own twist on it. This version is much simpler, and is really easy to make. The hot wing sauce adds the kick to the bacon & potatoes, while the added mayonnaise adds a bit of creaminess and moisture. I added a small amount of sugar just to temper the saltiness of the potatoes and the hot sauce. The amount is really personal preference - some people (like me) like sweet sauces while others (like Bryan) hate it.

Spicy Potato Bacon Bites
12 small Yukon gold potatoes, sliced into 1/5 inch slices
6 strips of bacon
1 stalk of scallions, finely chopped
1 T Saucy Mama's Hot Wing Sauce
3 T mayonnaise
Sugar to taste

Cook bacon over medium heat until the fat is rendered and the bacon is crispy (about 10 minutes). Remove bacon and set aside on paper towels. Pan fry the potatoes in the bacon fat for about 10 minutes, flipping occasionally until they are browned on both sides.

In a separate bowl, combine Saucy Mama's Hot Wing Sauce, mayonnaise, and sugar to taste. To assemble, layer the potato with the bacon and a dab of sauce. Sprinkle scallions on top for garnish. You can stack the potatoes and bacon to make them as tall as you wish.

I have 6 bottles of Saucy Mama sauce to give away to one lucky winner. The flavors are:

Sweet Onion Marmalade
Lime Chipotle Marinade
Hot Wing Sauce
Jalapeno Stuffed Olives
Cracked Pepper Marinade
Chipotle Mustard

To enter the contest, please leave a comment below telling me what you think I should eat when I go to China. Giveaway ends this Friday at noon. Good luck!


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