Banana, Collard Greens, Grits

Wrapped in bacon, wrapped in basil, fried and brûléed, bananas take center stage in the Appetizer Round. But when one chef’s creation falls apart, is there a sure fire banana backup plan? And you know things are bound to get interesting when the chefs are thrown some Southern curveballs: collard greens in the entrée and grits for dessert. To avoid being “Chopped,” these competitors must keep a few simple cooking truths in mind: Know when you are in over your head. Don’t get consumed by pride, and always, always taste your food before it’s served.
(Episode: CQ0105)