Last week, the Worst Cooks in America had
one hour to follow a simple battery of instructions that would result in
a restaurant quality dish. The end result.... someone smoked out the
place. Now 14 remain in the hunt for $25,000 and the title of kitchen
We begin day 2 of boot camp with... a
chicken. And a letter.
"Rise and shine, recruits!
Like our feathered friend here, today
you get to 'fly the coop,' and join us on a culinary field trip.
This weeks' challenges are all about
following directions. And your first direction... is WEST.
We're waiting for you, so hurry up and
-Chef Anne & Chef Robert
We're at Abma's Farm & Market, which is
definitely... a farm. Here, Anne & Robert will give the teams the rules
for a perfect rolled omelette. Focus and follow directions, and you will
make it out alive.
TEAM ROBERT: Spinach &
Gouda Omelet & Fruit Salad with Vinaigrette
TEAM ANNE: Zucchini Fontina Omelet with
The secret to a rolled omelet is the
roll... and everything must be golden, not burned.
You have 25 minutes to recreate the dish,
and "your time starts NOW!"
Problem on the Blue side, as Kat, as it
happens, is not an egg lover. She thinks they're gross. On the Red
Side... Priscilla is out to kill someone running around with a knife
like that. Now it was about simple following of direction... Jeff drowns
his omelet in oil... and add cheese to that, and it turns into an
Now let's see what the proof of the
omelet gives us. Clearly Red Team got it, Blue Team... didn't. But the
winners of this challenge are Georg on the Blue, Erika on the Red. The
worst dishes belonged to Jen on the Red and Jeff on the Blue.
Meanwhile, back in the city...
MAIN DISH CHALLENGE:
TEAM ROBERT: Pork Paillard
with Asparagus & Compound Butter
TEAM ANNE: Asian Marinated Pork Loin with
Sugar Snap Peas & Spinach
The recipes will not be posted on the
boards. You will have to pay attention to the directions and focus on
success. The good news is that each cook will assist the chefs in one
part of the demo.
As always, you want the recipe, go to the
website and get in the kitchen. As for the cooks on TV... You have 60 minutes to recreate this
dish. And the time.... starts... NOW!
The cooks are looking at their notebooks,
but the chefs need to see how well people have paid attention. So, as
Chef Robert says, "Hand them notebooks over."
Anthony has a problem with multitasking,
and that's almost a certain ticket back home.
And TIME! Let's see what crap you came up
Kelly made only ONE piece of pork, but
she made it count. Matt was given a hard time, but it seemed to be
working, because it's a good dish. Robert wasn't paying attention... no
thyme in it as well. George killed the pork. Not in a good way. Jeff's
pork is so overcooked, Robert could sole his shoes with it. Kat can't
hide anything from her chef.
Carlos' pork wasn't seared enough.
Kelsey's pork was seared too much. Jen's pork was too spicy. Erika's
pork was too salty. Joshie's pork is dry. Priscilla's beans are burned,
and her pork are overcooked. Anthony's dish just rolled over and died.
The BLUE winner... MATT! The RED
winner... by default, because Anne was not presented with a palatable
dish.... CARLOS. Joining Carlos on the safety bench: Kelsey, Joshie,
Jen, and Erika. Bottom two: Anthony & Priscilla. Joining Matt on the
blue side... Kelly, Anna, Ty, and Georg. That leaves Kat and Jeff in the
Going home today... JEFF from the Blue
Side, and ANTHONY from the Red Side.
So what did we learn this week?
- Taste everything before you serve
- An even cut means an even cook.... and it looks pretty.
- Never run with anything sharp in your hand.
What more can we learn from the Worst
Cooks in America? Find out next week.
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