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. debbie says:

    Alaska theme:
    Appetizer – muk-tuk, dandelion greens, wild green onions, duck eggs
    Entree' – moose meat, fiddle head ferns, wild oats, reindeer milk
    Dessert – blueberries, seal oil, pilot bread, kelp

  2. mehua says:

    Hot cheetos, aloe vera, coconut milk, lizard

  3. jessica says:

    App: liver pudding , collards, yellow grits , lard / entree: pig tails, russet potatoes, cabbage, apple cider vinegar / dessert: peaches in a can , box of cake mix, duck eggs , goat milk

  4. Chris Anton says:

    Sometimes the simplest ingredients can be the hardest to get right. How about an appetizer round featuring:
    1) Eggs. Simple, ordinary, everyday grade A large. How many chefs have NOT been hired after the "cook me an omlette" test?

    2). Bulgar wheat ( aka cracked wheat): Easy to cook, quick prep time,

    3). Pomegranates: Why not? They're flavorful and add some very nice color.

    4) White truffle oil; The one ingredient that sets every judge moaning or cringing when a contestant grabs it. Let's see what chefs do when confronted with HAVING to use it!

  5. Mary says:

    Appetizer – Canned Tomato Soup, Scrapple, Spring Onions and Cream
    Entree – Haddock, Radicchio, Aged Cheddar Cheese and Plum Tomatoes
    Dessert – Lavender Salt, Butterfinger Candy, Teaberry Ice Cream and Canned Biscuit Dough

  6. azpackrat says:

    I have an idea for a vet day chopped how about using mre meals for all three baskets and having cooks from all of the branches

  7. rlvlcoop says:

    I loved just having homemakers in the kitchen.I think you should also have a teen show with young ones in the kitchen that enjoy cooking would be fun too.But for Appetizer: oranges, sliced roast beef.already cooked ,celery,crackers
    Entree:bread and butter pickles, salmon in a can,hot pepper cheese,sesame seed oil
    Dessert: lemons,grapefruit,cinnamon,sesame seeds

  8. rlvlcoop says:

    I think you should have all jar food for all the round or can foods.
    Appetizer; can of clams, jar of pickles,can of red beans,jar of sliced mushrooms.
    Entree; jar of pickled pigs feet,jar of minced garlic,can of tomato paste,canned ham
    Dessert; can of peach pie filling, ground ginger in a jar, jar of bacon bits, a can of chocolate syrup.

  9. tammy says:

    Appetizer: black olives, eggs, cheese, canned spinach

    Entrée: Sweet Potatoes, spam, sharp cheese dr. pepper

    Dessert: ice cream, butterscotch, milk chocolate covered cherries, dr.pepper

  10. tammy says:

    when is your show with leftovers on again I missed it

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