The episode starts and we meet Nick from San Diego who used to sell dishwashers but really loves cooking. The home cooks lift the boxes in the next Mystery Box Challenge and find a bunch of breakfast items. They have to cook alongside Graham who will cook not one, but 3 breakfast dishes. During the cooking time Tommy is making a Banana Stuffed French Toast 😮 ! After the cooking time Graham cooked 3 great dishes, one for each judge. The contestants had a lot to live up to.
The first of the top 3 dishes belongs to Nick. He made Breakfast-3-Ways. Gordon likes it. He says the French toast is the best but the egg is a little too sweet. The next dish belongs to Katrina. She made a Blood Sausage Frittata and it tastes great! Gordon loves it. The last best dish belongs to Derrick, the 28 year old Drummer from Fort Myers, FL. He made a Breakfast Trio. The toast is good and the salmon is great. And the winner is … Derrick!
Next up the Elimination Test. Derrick is safe from elimination and gets to decide what “Elevated TV Dinner” the cooks will have to make. The choices are steak with broccoli and mac and cheese, meatloaf with veggies and potatoes or turkey with carrots and potatoes. In the end Derrick picks … Salisbury Steak. Hetal is worried because she has never cooked meat before. Derrick gets one last big advantage. He gets to pick one cook who will only get 45 minutes to cook instead of 60. He picks Christopher who is very angry to lose 15 minutes cooking time.
But Christopher is finished when time is up. He made Salisbury Sliders. They are very good and Gordon says he wants to take 15 minutes away from him every time so he can always cook great. 😉 Next up is Hetal. She says she wants to drop her dish on the ground so the judges can’t eat it. She made Tandoori Salisbury Steak. Her Mac ‘n Cheese is watery and Gordon is very angry because she didn’t nail any part of the dish and he thinks she might be giving up. Hetal says, ‘No Chef, I’m not giving up!” Olivia is next. She made Salisbury Meat Balls. They are very good and Judge Christina says her dish is going to be hard to beat it. Next is Shelly, who made Jamaican Salisbury Steak. Graham says it has great seasoning. Veronica is next. She made Salisbury Steak just like in a real TV dinner 😮 ! Nothing special and the portion size is so big Gordon says it’s fit for a King Kong Kitchen! Plus, her broccoli is watery. Next up is Nick’s Italian Salisbury Meatballs. All of his dish is very good. And last up is Jesse. He made Venison Salisbury Steak. Gordon tells him it is very dry and Jesse begins arguing that’s it not dry. Jesse even asks Gordon if he has ever cooked venison. Bad move.
The top 2 dishes belong to Nick and Olivia. The 3 worst dishes belong to Hetal, Veronica and Jesse. The judges send home … Veronica for not doing the challenge they asked her to do. And then Gordon shocks everyone by saying they are going to send one more person home and that person is … Jesse. Maybe because he mouthed off to Chef Ramsay or maybe because his meatballs were just too dry to eat.
I liked this episode. The breakfast challenge was cool because I like to see all the different breakfast ingredients and ideas for what to cook. And I was shocked that they sent two cooks home. At this point they are going to have to have an episode when no one leaves or an episode when someone comes back to fill out the season. Can’t wait to see what happens in the 100th Episode of Master Chef on Wednesday, July 1 at 8:00 pm. Stay tuned!