What’s in Your Ultimate Chopped Basket?

by in Shows, January 21st, 2013

Chopped BasketThree rounds, three different baskets and 12 out-of-this-world ingredients. Whether it’s Chopped Champions, All-Stars or regular-season episodes, that’s a lot of combinations to come up with.

So we’re asking this question: What would be included in your ultimate Chopped basket? Not something you’d want to receive, but something you’d give to a fellow competitor. Would there be two proteins? All sweets? Would you include one or two ingredients they’ve probably never heard of? It can be argued that the simplest ingredients like eggs, chicken, pasta and rice are sometimes the hardest.

Tell us what you’d choose in the comments below.

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Comments (450)

  1. danielhussey says:

    "the free school lunch basket" square pizza, chocolate milk, wet corn and a tots

  2. Anonymous says:

    I love Chopped, and i highly dislike easy baskets, so I want to post exotic ingredients.
    Appetizer: Chayote, fish sticks, seaweed, and bacon ice cream.
    Entree: Chicken hearts, peanut butter cups (like Reeses), goat brains, and grape leaves.
    Dessert: Escamoles, blueberry muffins, rose water, and chick peas.
    A true Chopped nightmare basket. Please consider these ingredients.

  3. Kathy says:

    Appetizer: moronga (pig blood sausage found in Central America), pismaniye (floss halva), jack fruit,
    Entree: salvadorean quesadilla, maranon juice (cashew fruit juice), lobster, buckwheat
    Dessert: kashaa, yuca root, tortillas de nopal, cinnamon candieskath

  4. Stu Pitt says:

    How about something that people actually eat?

    I'd honestly prefer to see what the chefs would do with a pound of ground beef, than pickled pigs feet or some other obscure condiment or candied something or other that most people wouldn't have in their homes, much less consider including in a gourmet dish.

    Chopped has officially jumped the shark!

    Actually, I'd like to see shark as a basket ingredient. Better yet; a celebrity chef contest between 4 former cast members of Happy Days, with shark as a basket ingredient. "The Fonz cooks the shark!" That's a show I'd watch for sure!

  5. Naomi says:

    For the appetizer coconut,octapus, chocolate , and cherries. For the entree cow tounge , oranges, walnuts, and quinoa and for the dessert mangosteen, iceberg lettuce, brown rice, and mint leaves

  6. ny050106sc says:

    Some ingedients
    Cold Cuts: being creative with cold cuts, but not creating sandwichs
    Pre-Mix, like Cake Mix, Muffin Mix

  7. eramos808 says:

    Some ingredients I'd like to see… Opihi (Hawaiian Limpet), cheese puffs, taro leaves, pepperoni, macha green tea

  8. ripleyproject says:

    I'd like to see more themed episodes, such as a vegetarian or vegan episode, Iron Chefs on Chopped, etc.

    Some ingredients I'd like to see include instant ramen noodles, chocolate orange, gnocchi, Funyuns, shark steak, portobella mushroom, bhut jolokia, ostrich eggs and meat, shirataki noodles, broccolini, store bought potato salad, and vodka.

  9. Erika T. says:

    graham crackers octopus peanut butter and pez candy

  10. John says:

    There are a lot of things that I have not seen on the show. I do see the show regularly, but maybe I missed some of these. In any case, some interesting ingredients would be: Acetomel, Agar-agar, Aioli, Arugula, Chayote, Gai lan, Oporto, Oloroso, Nopales, rice sticks, saffron, cuttlefish, fresh Masa, golden beets, Nasi ketan, Krupuk, Haricots Verts, Harina azuil, Jamoncillo, Szechuan peppercorns, Tahini, Tamarind paste, Tuna (cactus fruit), verdolagas, Wasabi and Zwyieka.

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