Highlights from Guy's Grocery Games: It's Egg-Cellent

Relive top moments from the It's Egg-Cellent episode of Guy's Grocery Games on Food Network.

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

The Grocery List

Just as the contestants are getting ready to run and shop for their "best egg dish" in Game 1, Guy stops them: "Oh, I forgot. I have a couple things I'd like you to pick up for me while you go to the store." The chefs will have to incorporate all seven of his items.

The Perfect Egg

The judges are expecting some great egg dishes. "An egg is deceptively simple," says Melissa. If it's done well, it's great, but if it's bad, it's bad. "Let's just see an egg done right, done beautifully — that's not always easy," says Catherine.

Taste Is Subjective

Lori decides to make a French toast that she's coating in a crushed cereal mixture that she says "kind of tastes like cow's feet." Guy's a little perplexed about her decision, but he can't wait to see how it turns out.

Where's the Egg?

Stephan jokes: "Since I'm French I made a Mexican dish." The judges love his chilaquiles, Troy saying, "You married two cultures." But the egg isn't the star of the dish. Lori admits to the judges that she's not a fan of eggs, but she does eat hard-boiled eggs, so she chopped them up and put some on top of her French toast. Unfortunately, that decision puts her in the checkout lane.

The Budget Battle

For Game 2, Guy gives the contestants just $7.82 and a coupon flyer to make an upscale dinner party dish. Even with the coupons Chris comes in over budget with the scallops, so he gives them up. By the time he gets cooking, he has less than 20 minutes. Melissa says: "I applaud you for staying on the coupons .... But this risotto is underdone." In the end Chris checks out, but he's happy to have competed. "I just wanted to inspire people that are in my position," he says.

The Mixed Bag of Tricks

For Game 3, Guy has the two finalists shop using only one shopping bag, all in less than three minutes. Luca's strategy is to "fill up the bag and worry about it later." But Guy pulls a fast one and switches Luca's bag with Stephan's, whose ingredients are far better. Luca realizes he got lucky: "This incredible chef next to me is getting the disaster I put together."

Translating from the Frenchman

Luca was able to interpret Stephan's ingredients into a Mediterranean wrap, which he calls Tuna Wrap a la Stephan with Watermelon Salad. The judges love the dish, but Luca's nervous that Stephan might have pulled off his mixed bag of ingredients better.

A Trip Down Memory Lane

Melissa gives Stephan a great compliment on his pork tenderloin sandwich, saying it reminded her of her first date in France with her now husband: "This took me straight back to that early date 12 years ago." However, Catherine found the pork overcooked, and Troy thought "it just needed a little more dressing."

An Unexpected Win

The judges are torn between two great chefs. They give Game 1 to Luca and Game 2 to Stephan, but in the end they decide that Luca's Game 3 "mixed bag" dish was the better of the two. Stephan checks out and says, "That's what life is ... a bunch of mixed bags." Catherine congratulates him for coming so far: "You went to the nth degree with what you were given."

No More Shopping for the Champion

Going into the Super Shopping Spree, Luca says to Guy, "Oh, man, you know I'm bad at shopping." But in the end he picks up seven of the 10 items, making a total of $14,000, which he's going to give to his kids: "It's all about my family. They get the money. I get the title." But he has one caveat: "I will never run through a grocery store again. I'm going to let the kids do all the shopping."

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