Thursday, September 25, 2008

Iron Chef, Phase 2. Battle CHEESE

A co-worker and her husband wanted to throw an Iron Chef party and they thought of me as one of the chefs!  This event was very organized and a lot of fun.  

Here's how it went down...

There was a list of 5 ingredients (potato, prepared dough, cheese, bacon, and rice)  The day before the event we drew an ingredient (cheese!) and called the other two chefs.  We had all day Saturday to shop and plan.  We were to start cooking at 5:30.

My friend's kitchen is huge!  So it was no problem having 3 teams working away in there.  We had an hour and a half which was too much time for me but not enough for one of the other teams!

We had to plate one version of each of our 3 dishes.  Each guest had a score sheet.  Every dish was scored from 1-5 on taste, presentation, and originality.  The host then took all the score cards and entered them into an excel spreadsheet.  The winner was then announced...and then we ate more!

It was a great evening.  I hope you will enjoy the pictures!

The Winning Team

Horseradish Cheeseburger Panini on Asiago Cheese Bread with Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce

Ricotta Blueberry Waffles with Cream Cheese Topping

Team Two

Baked Havarti Cheese

Ronnie's Famous Hamburgers

Sausage Cheese Balls

My Team!

Baked Brie with Caramel and Pecans

Baked Mac & Cheese

Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle
(I will post the recipe someday!)


Ingrid said...

How cool....sounds like a blast!


April said...

How fun!! You are going to have to tell me how you put all of this together! Are you a chef?

sarah @ Sweet Endeavors said...

april - no, i'm not a "real" chef! Just in my own mind. My friend from work actually organized the whole thing. Let me know if you need more details if you ever want to throw a party. It was really quite simply done!

Thanks for the comments!