Chopped Episodes

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Chopped Season 18 episodes

An Egg Up Season 18, Episode 13

The competing chefs are forced to cook with the so-called "100-year-old egg" in the appetizer round; find mango pudding in their entrée baskets; and make desserts with waffle cones. read more

Burn for the Worse Season 18, Episode 12

Two starchy ingredients—Chinese dumplings and Middle Eastern noodles—are used in the appetizer round. Later, one chef burns two of the mystery ingredients when making a lamb entrée; and pawpaw desserts are made before the winner is named. read more

Beer Here! Season 18, Episode 11

All three rounds involve beer. Included: toasted lager fused with sausages for appetizers; entrées made with Tripel ale; and a pretzel-filled dessert basket. Judges: Scott Conant; Chris Santos; brewer Greg Koch. read more

Bacon Baskets! Season 18, Episode 10

Bacon appears in every basket. Other ingredients include apple chips, dried cherries and French toast. Judges: Scott Conant; Amanda Freitag; Adam Sobel. read more

Chocolate Competition Season 18, Episode 9

Chocolate is a featured ingredient in every round. Judges: Maneet Chauhan; Christina Tosi; Aaron Sanchez. read more

All-Burger Meal! Season 18, Episode 8

Hamburgers must be made in every round, starting with veal burgers for appetizers. Later, entrée baskets include quail eggs; and the chefs get their creative juices flowing for dessert. read more

Pizza Perfect Season 18, Episode 7

Pizza is theme for each of the three rounds. Among the ingredients: candied mushrooms and salted caramel sauce in the dessert baskets. read more

Hoofin' It! Season 18, Episode 6

Appetizers must incorporate pickled pigs feet and sweet-potato chips; entrées combine pie and venison; and similar desserts are served to the judges. read more

Firefighter Chefs Season 18, Episode 5

Firefighters battle in the kitchen. Included: meat-and-cheese appetizers; big errors in the entrée round; fiery desserts. read more

Waste Not Season 18, Episode 4

Ingredients that are typically scrapped are used by the competing chefs. Included: juicer pulp and tea bags in the appetizer round; remnants of poultry and salad dressing for entrées; and desserts made with veggie peels and discarded portions of fruit. read more

Tapas Time Season 18, Episode 3

A tapas-theme battle kicks off with Spanish ingredients, including gazpacho. Later, one chef deals with a fire during the entrée round; and mini desserts are made with Catalan cream before the winner is determined. read more

Teen Talent Season 18, Episode 2

Teen chefs compete for the chance to win a $40,000 scholarship. Their first basket contains a sweet drink and juicy fruit. Later, entrées are made using extremely sophisticated ingredients; and breakfast-like foods are transformed in the dessert round. read more

No Pain, No Shame Season 18, Episode 1

Hammers and giant jawbreakers are included in the appetizer baskets. For entrées, the chefs are given the task of combining a trendy pastry with a North African stew; and in the dessert round, rosemary and ginger are used. read more

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Premiered: January 13, 2009, on Food Network
Rating: TV-G
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Premise: 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.

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