Monday, April 16, 2012

HP-sauce - win a dinner!


Do you know HP-sauce? It's pretty popular as a condiment in Sweden (and I'd imagine, in England and other parts of the world). I usually have a bottle in my fridge, and when HP-sauce asked me to be one of the ambassadors for "HP-week" - which is next week, I gladly accepted. 

It basically means that I have created a recipe, using HP-sauce, and it'll be presented here next Monday, and on HP:s Swedish Facebook page (where you can get free samples, too.)

And, it also means that if you live in Sweden, you can win all the ingredients used to create my recipe! I won't be able to come and cook for you, but think of it as the next best thing..? I assure you it's something really tasty, and pretty unusual! 

In order to be eligible to win, you have to have a Swedish address, I'm afraid. (HP-sauce will actually deliver a bag of groceries, as far as I can tell.) Just leave a comment, telling me about how you usually use HP-sauce. Or do you use it at all? The winner will be chosen on Thursday, April 19. (So yes, you'll have to enter before you know what the recipe actually is.)



13 comments:

David Norberg said...

I haven't tried HP sauce since many years, but it'n an excellent way to spice up the dish! :D

Karolina said...

I have never, in my entire life, tried HP sauce. A giant gap in my general knowledge.

Unknown said...

The sauce of Houses of Parliament - haha I thought you left policits outside of your cooking Anne ;-) Even though it was called "Wilson's Gravy" after the labour prime minister Harold Wilson due to his whife Mary Wilson´s statement in a Sunday Times interview: "If Harold has a fault, it is that he will drown everything with HP Sauce" - I still like it a lot. To spice up BBQ sauces for the wonderful BBQ evenings or to give that hickory flavour to my favorite lunch baguette; smoked turkey/tomatoe/lettuce/red onion/sprouts .... Or do I even need to mention a really nice home cooked "pytt i panna" with eggyolk and HP sauce????

Lena said...

I can not remember ever using at home or buying it... a bit weird when I think about it. Since I have had many many times at various steak and burger places, and I love it....

Nikka said...

We use it for the pyttipanna. Even the kids like it, even though it's not ketchup!

Henrik Lans said...

Whenever you're frying potatoes you should have a bottle of HP Sauce on the kitchen table; whether it's French fries, pyttipanna or just good ol'fashioned rÄstekt potatis - HP sauce will lift it. Yum.

MariRow said...

I usually use HP-sauce with homemade hamburgers - it is so good with the smoky-grilled meat, just a little dollop goes a long way. Also, I've learned that pyttipanna does not taste as good without the HP-sauce, it somehow brings the basic taste of the potato-meat mixture to a higher level.

Kakan said...

In my family we use HP-sauce more than (and usually instead of) ketchup. With pyttipanna, burgers, steaks and sausage. It´s also great in marinades and dressings!

Anonymous said...

HI!

I think I have missed out on something cause I haven't tried HP sauce at all. But now I'm getting curious. I cross my fingers and hopefully I will win so I can try it.

/Emma O

Cathy said...

Been ages since I used HP-sauce, but living in the US and UK it was a normal part of many meals. Especially with burgers and sausages

Chelsey said...

I don't think I have had HP sauce more than just a few times. I am typically an A1 kind of girl, a similar condiment. It has recently made an appearance at ICA Maxi in Nacka. ;) Anyway, I prefer to put it on burgers with french fried onions and pepperjack cheese. Mmmm!

Anne said...

Chelsey - yum! Must look for A1, I love that stuff but haven't seen it here before. But hey, pepperjack cheese - you can't find THAT at Ica Maxi, can you? :)

Nigel Britton said...

As an ancestor of both Edward Eastwood the financier and Edwin Samson Moore the originator of The Midland Vinegar Company Limited who in 1875 established their vinegar brewery at Aston Cross Birmingham i am delighted that those of you who have yet to enjoy HP Sauce have now the opportunity. My ancestors bought the rights from a Nottingham Grocer Mr Frederick Gibson Garton under dubious circumstances in 1899. My book, "HP Sauce my ancestors legacy" tells the real story about the sauce, how and why it was bought and dispels the myths and rumour about the acronym HP which doesnt stand for House of Parlaiment or Harry Palmer or the many other speculated names. HP Sauce is now produced in Holland however The Midland Vinegar Company Limited, the business my ancestors created over 136 years ago is now owned by the authors family. An American company, made in Holland but forever a true British institution