The Name Game: Cutthroat Kitchen's Punniest Episodes Ever
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I Can’t Believe It's Not Udder
You can't make tres leches without milk, of course, and when it comes to fresh milk, Alton Brown looks to none other than Sally the cow. One chef had to milk Sally in order to source dairy items, as she put forth cream, condensed and evaporated milk, and traditional milk, among other liquids.
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Wham, Clam, Thank You, Ma'am
Ingredient swaps are notoriously brutal, and this one was no exception, as Alton auctioned off geoduck clams in place of fresh shellfish for clams casino. It's "not typically used in clams casino because it's a little on the chewy side," he explained.
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Shrimp or Get Off the Pot Sticker
In a chilly timesuck, Chef Nickell was forced to harvest all of the shrimp she'd need for scampi out of a frozen block of ice. "This is so much fun. I get to take all my anger out on you with this," Chef Nickell jokingly said to her competitor who saddled her with the sabotage.
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Plastic eggs turned into the all-ingredient sources for Chef Frances, who was forced to fish them out of the machine one by one in order to source everything — except the eggs — for her frittata.
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"I look at these and I see tiny little shopping baskets," Alton told contestants of the classic takeout boxes. Unfortunately for Chef Matthew, he had to put all of his pantry items for General Tso's chicken in the boxes instead of the usual basket.
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In true evilicious fashion, a traditional soup ladle turned diabolical when it became Chef Mason's cooking vessel in the French onion soup round.
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A Few Good Ramen
Just-add-water ramen packs are go-to meals for many college students, so Alton offered a throwback to dorm rooms everywhere when he auctioned off a sabotage that forced Chef Davina to cook her ramen in the instant cups with an electric kettle for water.
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Panini, Meeny, Miny, Moe
Since a panini is simply a pressed sandwich, Alton swapped out the traditional panini press for other items that can press, like a waffle maker and a vintage iron.
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You Wanna Pizza This?
While pizza boxes are traditionally used to house already-made pies, here they're the foundation for building the pizzas — quite literally. One chef was forced to use the boxes and the accompanying small plastic tables to fashion a prep station to be used the entire round.
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Before Chef Angie could attempt to craft foil utensils and cooking vessels, she had to unwrap the foil from a monstrous ball in the loaded baked potato round. "Alright. Game on. I think I can do this," she proclaimed before beginning the challenge.
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In It to Twin It
For the first time in Cutthroat Kitchen history, two sets of twins took over the arena, but they soon learned that it was brother versus brother, as alliances had to be severed for the chefs to survive.
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A breakfast scramble challenge may have seemed innocent enough at first, but that façade didn't last long once Alton unveiled a sabotage that mandated one chef to cook eggs in a vertical egg cooker, a breakfast-sandwich maker or an egg incubator. Chef Whitney was enticed by the fact that a single spend could sabotage all of his other rivals, so he handed over $6,500 to forgo one of these oddball tools.
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Here's Looking at You, Squid
Alton turned the game of ringtoss into not-so-enjoyable entertainment with a sabotage that forced one chef to play and successfully make the tosses in order to win back calamari rings.
In a midround challenge, Chefs Jason and Shanita learned the difference between "Thai" and "tie" as they're bound together for the duration of the Thai coconut soup test. "Her station's on the other side of the room," Chef Jason explained. "Our grills are on opposite sides. This is going to be such a pain."
I Would Do Anything for Loaf
While many use bread as a binding agent in meatloaf, in one Round 2 sabotage, a hollowed loaf of bread became one chef's sole mixing and cooking vessel.
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