Four up-and-coming chefs transform everyday ingredients into an extraordinary three-course meal in a three-round cooking competition. A panel of culinary experts determine which 'chef-testant' walks away with $10,000.
Premiered: January 13, 2009
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In this competition, the morning meal must include tiny eggs and fancy coffee. A strange turn of events in the dinner round finds one of the competitors searching for an ingredient that has vanished from sight.
It takes a very brave home cook to take on Chopped once, and these amateurs are courageous enough to come back for a second time. Some sweet-and-savory candies and a special spice blend keep the last two on their toes.
It's fry-day and the judges expect deep-fried tastiness on every plate. In the first round, competitors work with hot dogs and taro root. During the entree round, the judges debate whether a repeated mistake warrants elimination.
Eight chefs have been invited to the Chopped Kitchen to compete in pairs. In the first round, the duos learn to navigate the space together as they make appetizers that include date vinegar and chili garlic coated peas.
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The fryer gets a lot of use when the chefs are given chicken wings and African peri-peri rub to work with in the appetizer round. For entrées, a difficult cut of meat and a salty sandwich spread are mandatory ingredients; and pie dough shows up in the des (more…)
A deep-fried food must appear on each plate throughout the competition, beginning in the appetizer round when catfish is the main ingredient. Later, entrées are created with a cheese and cherry preserve; and the two finalists face the challenge of frying (more…)
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