MasterChef Australia – Master Class – Crumbed Bacon Skin – Now That Would Be Gross
Well Channel Ten have me completely MasterChef Australia brainwashed. When tonight’s episode finished I was like “I have to wait two whole days before the next episode?”. And Sunday night’s episode looks like a cracker with a taste test – I love those.
Tonight was the usual masterclass with judges Gary Mehigan and George Calombaris. Again as Injerahas noted on many occasions this whole work experience thing is very confusing. Gary tonight said “Julia is getting work experience every day and you only get it once a week” or something like that. But then again we then saw a few of them working in Manu Feidel’s new restaurant in Paddington.
How striking is Geni? I hope I am as well preserved as she is at fifty. Even though we did not see who she was voting for last night, we now know it would have been Trevor. She was particularly unhappy with him, and was quite happy to put the knife into Trevor’s corpse. Also what did Gary Mehigan mean when he said he was surprised Trevor had been eliminated? He must have thought Sam was going to get the punt.
I liked most of the dishes they did tonight, but a couple of things disturbed me. First that George thought that a braised bacon skin would be niced crumbed and deep fried. To me that was the culinary equivalent of the deep fried Mars Bar.
The other was the presentation of the dessert, the lemon tasting plate. I thought the crumbled up cake with the dobs of lemon curd, and lemon cream did not look that appetising and if I had paid $16 for that in a restaurant I would not have been happy.
Did anyone else think it was strange that Gary used the microwave to make the curd? It appeared he preferred that method then over then on an oven top.
Also that roast chicken looked great, but when they cut it looked a little bit pink to me. Still it is something I might try at home.
I must confess I am starting to enjoy the Friday night episodes more now they amped it up a bit from mashed potato and olive oil chocolate mousse.