Begging a Sabotage to Work … and Failing: Testing the Cutthroat Kitchen Sabotages

Watch the Cutthroat Kitchen culinary crew attempt to use tostada shells to prepare and cook tortilla soup.

©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

From inflated blueberry suits to curry-inspired balance beams and a swinging hammock in place of a prep station, Cutthroat Kitchen is known for its over-the-top sabotages and seemingly impossible challenges. But sometimes, eviliciousness is nearly taken one step too far, as the show's culinary team demonstrated in the latest installment of Testing the Sabotages. Food style Abel Gonzalez tried his hand at a would-be challenge for a tortilla-soup round, in which one chef was to be forced to mix and prepare soup using only tostada shells. Luckily for that chef, Abel found that the task was ultimately impossible, so the chef was spared from struggling with — and ultimately crumbling under —the impossibility of that task.

Click the play button on the video above to get a behind-the-scenes look at Abel's attempt. After adding the critical ingredient — a generous pour of broth, aka the hallmark of a soup — he pleaded with the shells, "Please hold, please hold," as he set them in the microwave for a quick cook. Despite his earnest pleas, though, he opened the microwave door to a puddle of broth and disintegrated shells. "I don't have a soup there; I have mush," he admitted, before deeming this a "sabotage fail."

Catch up on more Testing the Sabotages commentary on FN Dish, and tune in to Cutthroat Kitchen on Sundays at 10|9c.   

Keep Reading

Next Up

Look, No Hands — Testing the Cutthroat Kitchen Sabotages

Watch Food Network's Cutthroat Kitchen culinary team test potential sabotages before they appear on the show.

"It's an Angry Pan" — Testing the Cutthroat Kitchen Sabotages

Social media meets the culinary arts when the Cutthroat Kitchen crew tries to make a breakfast sandwich on a pan shaped like the @ symbol.

Conquering the Blueberry Carton — Testing the Cutthroat Kitchen Sabotages

Watch as the Cutthroat Kitchen culinary crew attempts a diabolical sabotage involving making muffin batter in holed cartons.

"'Cause It's Science" — Testing the Cutthroat Kitchen Sabotages

Find out how a Cutthroat Kitchen food stylist successfully made pound cake using only a chemistry set.

Can You Mix It? — Testing the Cutthroat Kitchen Sabotages

Watch Food Network's Cutthroat Kitchen culinary team test potential sabotages before they appear on the show.

"Boxed" Chocolate Cake — Testing the Cutthroat Kitchen Sabotages

Watch the Cutthroat Kitchen culinary team attempt to mix the ingredients for molten chocolate cake within an empty chocolate candy box.

"No Bowl, No Dignity" — Testing the Cutthroat Kitchen Sabotages

Watch Food Network's Cutthroat Kitchen culinary team test potential sabotages before they appear on the show.

Not Another Buttermilk Biscuit — Testing the Cutthroat Kitchen Sabotages

Watch Food Network's Cutthroat Kitchen culinary team test potential sabotages before they appear on the show.

Playing with Fire — Testing the Cutthroat Kitchen Sabotages

Watch Food Network's Cutthroat Kitchen culinary team test potential sabotages before they appear on the show.

Just Desserts — Testing the Cutthroat Kitchen Sabotages

Watch Food Network's Cutthroat Kitchen culinary team test potential sabotages before they appear on the show.