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Does Gordon Ramsay Think You're An Idiot Sandwich?

You better know how to make a lamb sauce.

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For each question, pick the best answer to help you survive the first challenge. Good luck!

  1. First things first, you have to prepare lamb sauce. Gordon tells you to make sure you use fond to make it. What do you use?
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    The burnt bits stuck to the pan
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    Reduced lamb stock
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    Leftover lamb bones
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    A mixture of shallots and minced mushrooms
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    Wrong!

    You should use the burnt bits stuck to the pan.

    They're called fond and they add a ton of flavor to the LAMB SAUCE!

    You should use the burnt bits stuck to the pan.
    Via Fox
  2. OK, stay calm. You're on the fish station now and get an order for scallops. What's the first thing you do?
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    Add butter to a hot pan
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    Coat them in cornstarch
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    Start them in a cold pan
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    Pat them dry before searing
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    Wrong!

    The first thing you should do is pat them dry to make sure they get the darkest color.

    Jessica from the blue team added butter to her hot pan and it instantly burned (what a donkey). Just be careful to not overcook them ― you don't want to end up with RUBBER!

    The first thing you should do is pat them dry to make sure they get the darkest color.
    Via Fox
  3. Gordon calls out an order for John Dory. What do you start cooking?
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    A traditional English stew
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    Seared fish
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    Beef tenderloin wrapped in minced mushrooms and puff pastry
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    Seared venison
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    Wrong!

    John Dory (AKA Saint Peter's fish) is a white fish on the menu at Hell's Kitchen.

    It's pretty weird looking, but Gordon loves it.

    John Dory (AKA Saint Peter's fish) is a white fish on the menu at Hell's Kitchen.
    Via Fox
  4. Now it's time to cook it. How do you get the skin nice and crispy?
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    Cut a few slits into the skin
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    Start cooking it in a cold pan
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    Cook it flesh side down for 80% of the cooking process
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    Soak it in salt water for 30 seconds before searing it
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    To get perfectly crispy skin, cut a few slits into it before cooking.

    Scoring the skin before searing it makes sure it gets nice and crispy without curling up.

    To get perfectly crispy skin, cut a few slits into it before cooking.
    Via Fox
  5. Now it's time to work the grill station. An order for pork chops comes in. What temperature do you cook them to?
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    125°F
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    135°F
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    145°F
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    155°F
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    You should cook your pork chops to 145°F.

    Tim cooks his to 125°F and Gordon kicks him out of the kitchen. You feel bad and lend him your thermometer...

    You should cook your pork chops to 145°F.
    Via Fox
  6. But now you get an order for a medium-rare steak. How can you tell if it's done without a thermometer?
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    It should feel like the firmness of your wrist
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    It should feel like the firmness of your forehead
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    The sides have changed color from red to brown
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    It should feel like the firmness of your cheek
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    A medium-rare steak will feel like your cheek.

    You can also do the hand test to see if your steak is cooked to the proper temperature (just don't let Gordon see you touching your face in the kitchen).

    A medium-rare steak will feel like your cheek.
    Via Fox
  7. Your teammate is cooking risotto and asks you to pass him some more rice. What kind do you pass him?
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    Calrose rice
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    Bomba rice
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    Arborio rice
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    Wehani rice
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    Unless you're trying to sabotage your own teammate, you should pass them arborio rice.

    This type of rice will absorb the added liquid without falling apart or getting gummy. (If you really want to screw them over, give them Calrose rice ― it will turn into a sticky mess.)

    Unless you're trying to sabotage your own teammate, you should pass them arborio rice.
    Via Fox
  8. You've been moved to the appetizer station. You get there and realize your teammate left you with over-salted soup. What do you do?
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    Add a pinch of baking powder to neutralize it
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    Add a pinch of baking soda to neutralize it
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    Throw in a chunk of potato to soak up the salt
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    Bring the soup to a simmer and reduce it
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    Wrong!

    To fix a salty soup, throw a chunk of potato in to soak up the excess salt.

    This won't fix the problem, but the extra starch will help tone it down enough to fool Gordon.

    To fix a salty soup, throw a chunk of potato in to soak up the excess salt.
    Via Fox
  9. He also used all the vinaigrette on the station. What ratio do you use to quickly make some more?
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    1 part oil to 1 part vinegar
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    2 parts oil to 1 part vinegar
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    3 parts oil to 1 part vinegar
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    4 parts oil to 1 part vinegar
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    A classic vinaigrette is made with 1 part acid (usually vinegar) to 3 parts oil.

    Just be careful not to overdress your salad (because we all know Gordon hates soggy greens).

    A classic vinaigrette is made with 1 part acid (usually vinegar) to 3 parts oil.
    Via Fox
  10. You've almost survived the first dinner service. The last ticket of the night is for profiteroles. What do you send out?
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    Cookies
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    Cream puffs
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    Fresh fruit wrapped in puff pastry
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    Chewy candies
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    Wrong!

    Profiteroles are just fancy cream puffs.

    They're usually filled with whipped cream, pastry cream, or ice cream and covered in chocolate sauce.

    Profiteroles are just fancy cream puffs.
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