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My Kitchen Rules – The Hotcakes The Worse Dish? Really?

How can Jenna and Joanna’s hotcakes have been the worse dish of the day? Were they really worse than the Cinnamon Chicken Kebabs that Mick and Mike made or the Popcorn Chicken and Chips the Victorian ‘real housewives’ plated.

Both of those dishes looked inedible, whilst Jenna and Joanne’s just was not fabulous but none of the ingredients looked offensive. Mick and Matt’s looked like something like amateur hour with their the rolling of the chicken in cinnamon and sticking it on a skewer with some spanish onion and capsicum. When Manu tasted it he looked like he was gagging.

Oh and Mick cutting of the vegetables made Kieran’s prep style look positively dynamic and fast.

Angela and Melina’s Popcorn Chicken and chips did not look appetising at all, it was brown sludge. Melina was just putting spoonfuls of chicken and batter into the deep fryer and the fries looked under cooked. Also was there anything to dip the chicken into. What was also weird was they ran out of prep time. Did they go off for a manicure as all they had to do was chop up chicken make batter and chop the potatoes for chips. How long can that take?

The challenge for the My Kitchen Rules teams were to go to Sydney Markets and cook a dish and sell it to the people at the market. The team who made the most money are safe from the next elimination round. The team with the worse dish as decided by the judges would be facing elimination.

Mick was a bit thrown by the diverse population of Sydney and said he felt like he was in Bangkok but this did not inspire them to make anything ethnic.

Jake and Elle were smarter and decided to make a Vietnamese Baguette, but they could not find pork mince. A stall holder said he could get some for them back at the shop. After they queried how long he would be he said ten minutes. He was longer than that and they were the last tetam to start their preparation of the meatballs.

Ashlee and Sophia were unimpressed that they were stomping in on their culinary turf said “Vietnamese Baguettes are a dime a dozen” and “Just because you put coriander in something does not make it Vietnamese.”  Though later on in the commentary they hinted they may have wanted to do a similar dish.

Those girls need their own food critcis column as they would be the A A Gill of Australia. After they sold out of their dish they wandered around pulling other peoples dishes apart, they thought Angela and Melina’s was just brown and brown.

Ashlee and Sophia also had a huge fight whilst they were preparing the dish after Sophia asked for feedback and was told to add more or everything, sugar, salt and spice. They then exploded at each other after Sophia inadvertently suggested she was doing most of the cooking. After a number of expletives they calmed down. Lucky this did not effect their cooking as the judges loved their caramelised pork but the judges were not so keen on the noodles. Manu thought the noodles were a let down and that he would have liked the noodles stirred through the dish.

Sam and Allie were making Spiced Chicken with Pumpkin Rosti.  Sam said a rosti was from Sweden, I had thought it was from Switzerland but then Pete Evans the whole dish had a South American taste to it.

Dan and Steph and Kerrie and Craig also served up dishes the judges liked. At one stage it looked like Kerrie and Craig would have nothing to serve as it was taking them too long to mince the lamb for the Gozleme.

Sam and Chris won the hotcake war with the girls, as the judges did not like their flavour combinations.

The winner who won the most money were Jake and Elle, and  Sophia and Ashlee were peeved another vietnamese dish won. Ashlee said is she we had done it, it would have been authentic. The reward for the siblings was to pick another team who will be safe from elimination. They picked Kerrie and Craig because they have supported them emotionally.

And just when I thought it was a no brainer that Mick and Matt were in the bottom two, Manu announced Jenna and Joanna would have to cook in the elimination episode. I was genuinely shocked as their hotcakes just did not look that bad.


1 layla { 03.08.13 at 4:39 pm }

I agree Daisy, I’m not trying to make it a debate but some were quick to accuse him of certain behaviours so I was simply pointing out that may not be the case.

2 brain dead dave { 03.08.13 at 4:46 pm }

It’s the opposite gender parent who has the biggest influence on a child’s character in any case, so hats off to Matt’s mother.

3 Anna { 03.08.13 at 9:32 pm }

Dave, did you punish yourself tonight & tuned into the Living Room?

4 brain dead dave { 03.08.13 at 9:43 pm }

It hasn’t started yet, Anna. Last time I saw Jowl$y cooking, he used Coca Cola in a recipe. I’ll probably check it out.

5 Littlepetal { 03.08.13 at 9:53 pm }

BDD and Anna. I am watching Living Room now.

6 Anna { 03.08.13 at 10:14 pm }

I don’t want nightmares :-)

Watched Ottolenghi in Turkey…. Really should use his cookbooks more….

7 brain dead dave { 03.08.13 at 10:25 pm }

I should have guessed….Jowl$y’s got a new cookbook out.

8 Daisy { 03.08.13 at 10:25 pm }

Little Petal, the fresh spring rolls worked well. The peanut sauce was lovely, made from scratch with peanuts, and the Thai pork was a good combo. Daughter (in law, not lotus) said best she’s ever had.
She, I’ll call her Sweetpea made a fantastic, moist coffee cake for sweets. But according to MKR rules, you can’t have cake fro sweets. Didn’t stop me from having an extra piece.

9 Anna { 03.08.13 at 11:25 pm }

Daisy, who said you cannot have cake for dessert?

10 Anna { 03.08.13 at 11:26 pm }

Daisy, who said you cannot have cake for dessert?

Dave another cookbook? Does anyone buy then?

11 Daisy { 03.08.13 at 11:30 pm }

Anna, Pete and/or Manu whan someone did it at their instant resaturant. I vaguely recall an orange looking cake and they said, “cake for Sweets” or something like that. I remebered it because I thought, nothing wrong with that if it’s nice cake.

12 Anna { 03.09.13 at 9:51 am }

Daisy, your memory is better then mine :-)

If they object to cakes in instant restaurants, then they shouldn’t have them on the menu in their restaurants. All restaurants have cakes/tarts on the menu.

Had the most amazing Passionfruit soufflé the other week….

13 Georgie { 03.09.13 at 10:15 am }

Well for all Jowlsy’s blathering about earing natural foods last night, all I can say is he must eat lots and lots of it – and then he must sit around to work it off.

14 pyrex bowls { 10.18.13 at 5:58 pm }

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