Potato Bacon Torte
"This is not just my signature dish, but may actually be the recipe on The Next Food Network Star that won me my own cooking show. The contestants were challenged to cook the ultimate dinner party meal for an incredibly esteemed group of chef-judges including Bobby Flay, Masaharu Morimoto, and Francois Payard. There were three finalists remaining and we had a sky-high budget to execute our menu. What did I make? My humble 50-cents-a-serving potato bacon torte! It proved definitively that you can create something special enough to serve the country's finest chefs while not spending an arm and a leg to make it."
Source: Ten Dollar Dinners