Be sure to season appropriately and make sure the oven is preheated for tonight’s DraftKings Sportsbook Chopped picks contest. And just like the chefs on the show, you can win real money by answering questions about the
Tonight’s episode is title “Beat The Judge: Scott” and contestants will compete against frequent judge Scott Conant, executive chef of Italian osteria Scarpetta and other concepts. Here’s the listed description for tonight’s show:
“Three winners with much to prove try to pull off an upset by taking down Chopped judge Scott Conant.”
Sometimes the show descriptions are a bit more informative, but we get no help with this one. So let’s make some picks with some of the 12 questions you’ll need to answer correctly to win up to $1000.
“Will any contestant forget a basket ingredient?”
These are all returning chefs that have competed on the show before, so it’s unlikely anyone would completely forget an ingredient. That’s a move for the rookies under the hot lights in a stadium kitchen for the first time. This seems like an easy no.
“Will any judge use the term “undercooked” or “raw” when grading the entree round?”
When you’re cooking with just 20 or 30 minutes, sometimes your ideas are a bit more ambitious than the oven and burners in front of you. While it’s possible those lacking culinary talent sometimes advance, the actual prep to dish is timed. And it happens plenty. If it was just “raw” we might be a no (and if there’s sushi, you might win anyway!), but undercooked is often a yes.
“How many contestants will use the ice cream machine?”
* Two or more
Our theory here is that Conant is someone who specializes in Italian cooking. And while there are Italian desserts that don’t have ice cream or gelato (shoutout Marscapone Cheese!), a good portion of them do. We think people hit the sweet dream machine pretty hard in the final course, and perhaps even for a sherbert as part of the initial appetizer.
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