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yankeeundercover
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Has anyone done their own “Chopped Challenge”?
Firstly, I love to cook and can get very creative and we were watching Chopped on FoodNetwork and I mentioned how I’d love to do something like that.

The other night while we were watching, she was like, “You want to do one right now?” And I said “Of course!”

She chose ingredients we had at home:
-Frozen chicken patties
-Tomatoe Soup
-American Cheese
-Packets of Ramen

So I made a diced chicken patty “Parmesan” pasta with the ramen noodles and a reduced tomato soup with heavy cream and American cheese... I seasoned everything fantasticallly and prepared it deftly... she loved it. And I loved cooking it...

We’ve talked about doing the same thing with another friend couple a couple months ago, and can’t figure out how to make the logistics work. (ie Home stovetops, ovens, mixers, pans, pots, etc) would be limited for more than one chef...

Has anyone done one in a single kitchen with more than one person?

If not at home, then where did you successfully do it?
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Sidicous
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re: Has anyone done their own “Chopped Challenge”?
When I lived in Tulsa one of my buddies every week would call up "party at my place, get over here!".

I'd shower and head over and then he'd pick up his phone and call everyone else he knew: "He's here. Grab your groceries and come on over!"

I'd run 2 charcoal grills, and all 4 stovetop burners and the oven for about 4 hours with folks bringing whatever they had on hand, or stopped to pick up on the way. Beef, chicken, pork, fish, mushrooms, fresh or canned veggies, what ever.

Even had one bring a can of white beans and request I make baked beans. No BBQ sauce, no catsup, not a tomato to be found. Drank so much I don't remember how, but I pulled it off.


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tduecen
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re: Has anyone done their own “Chopped Challenge”?
Every time I cook, I just throw whatever I have available together.... Sometimes it sucks and sometimes it is great (for me)


I'm a shitty cook though


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BigB0882
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re: Has anyone done their own “Chopped Challenge”?
I mean, I haven’t planned a Chopped night but it certainly has happened out of necessity on quite a few occasions. I have noticed a very tight correlation to kicking arse on the nights I drink more. Amazing how that works. Does it improve my cooking skills or do I just not give a damn how it tastes? Does it matter?
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Degas
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re: Has anyone done their own “Chopped Challenge”?
We used to hold Chopped Challenges right here on the food board. I wish there was interest again.


fillmoregandt
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re: Has anyone done their own “Chopped Challenge”?
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We used to hold Chopped Challenges right here on the food board. I wish there was interest again.




I liked those


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tduecen
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re: Has anyone done their own “Chopped Challenge”?
They were fun to read/see what people came up with... Surprised it didn't come back while everyone was home


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re: Has anyone done their own “Chopped Challenge”?
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They were fun to read/see what people came up with... Surprised it didn't come back while everyone was home


Ingredients:

Milk
Bread
Toilet Paper
Macaroni and cheese


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Fun Bunch
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re: Has anyone done their own “Chopped Challenge”?
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We used to hold Chopped Challenges right here on the food board. I wish there was interest again.





MeridianDog
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re: Has anyone done their own “Chopped Challenge”?
We did chopped here a few years back. Ran maybe 4 sessions. Had pretty good participation.

My Stuff:

Chopped 1 (bad ingredient was pumpkin)



Chopped 2 (Can't remember the bad ingredient. Used it in the liquid coating for the potato pancakes and meat)




Chopped 3 (bad ingredient was peppermint)



Chopped 4 (bad ingredient was dried wasabi peas)

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Degas
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re: Has anyone done their own “Chopped Challenge”?
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Fun Bunch




It was your show. What would it take to pull the trigger on more action?


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re: Has anyone done their own “Chopped Challenge”?
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Chopped 3 (bad ingredient was peppermint)


I remember making a peppermint balsamic reduction for a salad dressing in that one. Pretty sure chorizo was another ingredient and the chorizo meatloaf I ended up making was awesome.


Fun Bunch
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re: Has anyone done their own “Chopped Challenge”?
I really thought about bringing it back at the height of the quarantine, but was lazy.

If enough people are interested I can start a sign up thread and unilaterally come up with the 4 ingredients, or take suggestions.


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MeridianDog
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re: Has anyone done their own “Chopped Challenge”?
Yes - Peppermint

I steamed my carrots with peppermint and made a peppermint and butter sauce, then served them with crushed peppermint sprinkles. They were very good.

I am still unable to figure out the meat I used. I guess it was chorizo, but I made a reduction of Sam Adams and peppermint, caramelized onions with a bit of it and them marinated the meat for a few minutes and cooked it in the pan I had used for the onions, deglazed with my Stout/peppermint reduction.

This was a nice tasting dish, that did not win. My first entry, which was a sweet and sour stir fry, won that week. I can't remember who won the other weeks, or what they cooked. All in all, there were more than a few good looking dishes cooked.
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greenwave
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re: Has anyone done their own “Chopped Challenge”?
We sure did. I remember participating. Think I made a ravioli with chicken liver.


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Fat Batman
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re: Has anyone done their own “Chopped Challenge”?
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Has anyone done their own “Chopped Challenge”?


Every night after I get home from the bar.

Here's one, Ingredients:
-Bologna
-4 packets of Taco Bell sauce (Fire)
-Cheezits
-That bag of lettuce you buy at the grocery store and never get around to using it before it goes bad
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BoogaBear
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re: Has anyone done their own “Chopped Challenge”?
Those challenges were fun.
Wasabi peas one

I think it was ribeye, cucumber, wasabi peas, and something else.


Got Blaze
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re: Has anyone done their own “Chopped Challenge”?
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I think it was ribeye, cucumber, wasabi peas, and something else.

Fruit cocktail .... my entry won that challenge. I puréed the FC, then dehydrated it like a fruit roll up. I made carpaccio with the ribeye and presented the meal as a box sushi.


B&TCoonhound
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re: Has anyone done their own “Chopped Challenge”?
I did the one on here with chorizo, peppermints, etc. I think I ended up winning. It was fun


BoogaBear
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re: Has anyone done their own “Chopped Challenge”?
I came in second, thanks for reminding me . I remember now though, I fermented the fruit cocktail and made a mushroom reduction with it.
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