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Cook the Book: Goody Girl Championship Potatoes

[Photographs: Ben Fink]

The Goody Girls are a barbecue team from Texas who turn out award-winning chicken and brisket but it's their potatoes that gets Guy Fieri excited. He adapted their recipe in his newly released Guy Fieri Food and it's insanely decadent—think of it as the potato salad version of a loaded baked potato with cheddar, bacon, scallions, and sour cream all well represented.

Red-skinned potatoes are cooked with crab boil, a mix of spices and chiles making for a nicely spiced base. Then comes the bacon (a full pound), onions, and garlic caramelized in the bacon fat, butter (I might leave the butter out next time since there was more than enough bacon fat), chopped scallions, and finally shredded cheddar. Together it's pretty much insanity—a creamy, cheesy, bacon-y potato explosion with an unexpected wallop of heat.

As always with our Cook the Book feature, we have five (5) copies of Guy Fieri Food to give away this week.

Reprinted with permission from Guy Fieri Food by Guy Fieri. Copyright © 2011. Published by William Morrow, a division of Harper Collins. Available wherever books are sold. All Rights Reserved.

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