"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.

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The chefs make bacon and eggs with a tricky pan @ the CTK test kitchen.

For mobile eateries like food trucks as well as brick-and-mortar hot spots, social media is the name of the game in terms of guaranteeing success. When Alton Brown auctioned off a savvy @-shaped pan in Round 1's breakfast sandwich battle, however, success seemed impossible for the chef competitors. But believe it or not, cooking up the classic morning meal on this metal contraption was indeed possible. Codii Lopez, a member of the Cutthroat Kitchen culinary crew, showed off her approach to this doozy of a challenge on tonight's latest installment of Testing the Sabotages.

For Codii, perhaps the trickiest aspect of the pan proved to be its signature shape, as she explained, "My main concerns here is that it's all just going to fall off, because I only have these little pieces of metal and the rest is fire." That fire indeed caused a few flare-ups when Codii took to frying the bacon: "The flame is licking the fattiest part of this bacon," she said. "It's hissing at me. It's an angry pan," she noted, attempting to move the bacon just a smidge away from the open heat. No matter a few bright-red flames, though, she managed to turn out well-done bacon before facing her next hurdle: cooking a sunny-side-up egg using just the narrow edges of the pan. No sooner did she crack an egg onto the pan did the yolk flop into the burner, forcing her to resort to squeezing out a scrambled mixture instead.

Click the play button on the video above to watch Codii's technique, and see how she managed to toast the bread without serving burned pieces.

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