'Worst Cooks in America' Season 18: Alex and Kevin get eliminated after two grueling challenges
Kevin ruined the egg, affirming that he couldn't find the perfect egg to cook, which had Alton deciding that he was the one getting eliminated. Chef Anne decided to eliminate Alex from her team this week because she forgot to make the ricotta cheese and add it to her dish
'Worst Cooks in America' Season 18 returned to our screens on Sunday night, and things went haywire for two contestants who were sadly sent home after they served food that didn't live up to the judge's expectations.
This season has Alton Brown who joined as the mentor for the blue team, along with the longest-running mentor Chef Anne Burrell. The contestants have come one step closer to the end where the winner takes home $25,000.
With 14 contestants left after last week's eliminated, this week it was all about cheese. For their first skill drill challenge, the contestants had to make their own salad that included mozzarella in it, which also had to be made by them.
To teach them how to make the mozzarella salad, the mentors brought in Matt Gallira, the founder of Big Mozz. Both Chef Anne and Alton showed them how to make their favorite salad.
For the red team, Chef Anne prepared a mozzarella salad with broccoli rabe pesto and a red wine vinaigrette. For the blue team, Alton showed them how to make his favorite butter lettuce salad with oranges dried cherries and Avocado, some prunes and mozzarella.
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Not wanting them to emulate his salad, Alton revealed to the contestants that they will have to put their own twist to it and make it their dish. The contestants had 45 minutes to stretch the mozzarella and build the salad around it.
The entire kitchen was a mess with the contestants running helter-skelter trying to put a good salad on their plate. While Chef Anne's team had done an okayish job at making their salad, Alton chose not to take a second bite of any salad from the blue team.
For their main dish challenge, the contestants had to replicate their mentor's favorite diner dish. The red team had to replicate Chef Anne's meatballs with marinara sauce and ricotta cheese.
The blue team had to replicate Alton's Croque Madame and Croque Monsieur which is basically a ham and cheese sandwich with an egg on it.
The contestants had 60 minutes to cook their main dish. While a few of them sailed through them with ease, most faced a lot of trouble, especially Jolyn and Kevin from the blue team and Lulu and Alex from the red team.
Kevin ruined the egg, affirming that he couldn't find the perfect egg to cook, which had Alton deciding that he was the one getting eliminated. Chef Anne decided to eliminate Alex from her team this week because she forgot to make the ricotta cheese and add it to her dish.
With just 12 contestants left, next week they will learn how to cook Asian food. Let's just hope they don't burn the kitchen down, like they almost did today.
'Worst Cooks in America' Season 18 airs every Sunday night only on Food Network. Check your local listings for more information.