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Home cooks from all over the country have a shot to become the newest star in the culinary firmament.

Recaps by Chico Alexander, GSNN

Host/Judge Gordon Ramsay
Judge Joe Bastianich
Graham Elliot Bowles
Announcer ?
Creator Franc Roddam (based upon "MasterChef")
EP Adeline Ramage Rooney
Elisabeth Murdoch
Gordon Ramsay
Howard T. Owens
JD Roth
Mark Koops
Pat Llewellyn
Todd Nelson
Robin Ashbrook
Packager One Potato Two Potato
Origins Los Angeles
Web fox.com/masterchef
Airs 9p Tues, Fox

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Round of 11: I Can Out-Skin Cat Cora
August 25

Last time, the 12 remaining chefs were tasked with cooking for America's elite, the few... the proud... the Marines. Failure in that task led to a chili guess-off. Failure there led to Jenna's dismissal, leaving 11 in the MasterChef kitchen.


Inside this Mystery Box today... flour, milk, eggs, sugar, everything you need to make the perfect cupcakes. In addition, Graham, Joe, and Gordon reveal a sweet-stocked pantry. They have 45 minutes to work their magic, and the judges will only taste three.

As a bonus, the winner of this challenge will have a chance to take themselves directly into the final four. Something that the cooks don't know yet.

Tracy started out with such promise, but by the end of time, her cupcake was too warm... and it melted the icing right off.

The top three: Jake with his chocolate lover's delight with a raspberry coulis (which needed a little more oozing chocolate), Sharone with his hazelnut & pistachio cupcake - something he's never done before (which was absolutely dead on) - and Whitney's coconut cupcake with lemon glaze (toasting the coconut brings out the flavor).

The winner... SHARONE! He'll have a huge advantage going into...


Undearneath the three cloches in the pantry are NOT three ingredients, but three dishes made by one of the best chefs in America today. In fact, you could say she's... "maid of iron". That's right, friends, it's time to bring out the first-ever female Iron Chef, Cat Cora!

Oh, did we mention that she has a new book out? Thought that would be really important.

The first dish is truffle halibut. The second... Basque beef tenderloin. The final dish... lamb?  Booyah. Greek lambchops with feta salsa verde. Sharone will have to choose the one dish that everyone else will have to cook.

He chooses... the halibut. All of the cooks will have to cook that dish exactly to the nail. And the person that doesn't do it well enough... they're going home. And if Sharone's dish tastes better than Cat's, then he's going all the way to the final four. This is about observing and replicating the dish perfectly... from memory, without a recipe.

Cat can do it in 18 minutes. Can you do it in an hour? Sharone right now has the wherewithal to do his own thing with the dish, thinking that he has a safety net through to the next round at least. He even subs out shallots for red onions. That is going to be a big risk. Remember, this is not about reinventing the dish, simply recreating it to the best of your ability.

First up, Sharone vs. Cat Cora. Visually, identical. One dish is wonderful. The other is "world class". In the end, it comes down to seasoning. The winner.... CAT CORA! At least Sharone's dish is good enough for the next round.

Now for the other 10. Slim's fish is overcooked. Tracy's halibut is perfectly cooked. David and Mike... sliding. Jake, not so much. He's good. Whitney's sauce is runny. And the fish needs seasoning. Finally, Faruq's sauce could've been thicker. The salsa's a little dry. The fish... is dry.

The winner of this Invention Test... JAKE.

The bottom three... Slim, Faruq, and Mike. Slim's a one trick pony. Mike's rushing things. Faruq lacks finesse.

Turning in their apron and going home... FARUQ.

But the biggest test this week is yet to come. We're back in 10 seconds. This is "MasterChef" on Fox.


To see this episode in its entirety, go to fox.com/masterchef.