Fry, Fry Again
Season 16, Episode 1
Fryday Chefs
Air date June 2, 2013
Winner Erica Beneke
Episode Guide
Wurst Case Scenario
Cleaver Fever

The chefs are given pots of bubbling oil, so that they can create crispy, delicious additions to their dishes. Catfish catches the chefs by surprise in the first round. In the entree basket, the competitors find a cheese and a cherry preserve. Will the mandate to make a fried dessert unnerve the two finalists?


  • Erik Cho, Food Truck Owner, Frysmith, Los Angeles, CA
  • Vanessa Ayala, Catering Cook, Skybox Sports Bar and Lounge, Roselle, NJ
  • Vincent Williams, Chef and Restaurateur, Honey's Kettle Fried Chicken, Los Angeles, CA
  • Erica Beneke, Executive Chef, Max's Wine Dive, Austin, TX




Ingredients: Kosher Pickles, Catfish Filets, Green Plantains, Young Coconut


Ingredients: Capon, Halloumi Cheese, Okra, Cherry Spoon Fruit


Ingredients: Avocados, Pizza Dough, Red Jalapeño Peppers, Chocolate Sandwich Cookies


  • This was part of a special competition. Each chef was given a pot of oil for frying at the beginning of each round, and they were required to fry something in each round.
Chopped Season 16
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#01 Fry, Fry Again#08 Sweet Surprises
#02 Cleaver Fever#09 Break a Crab Leg!
#03 Mix and Mache#10 Walk on the Whelk Side
#04 Gyro We Go Again#11 Chopped Family Feud
#05 Big Fish, Small Basket#12 Extreme Halloween
#06 Teen Invasion#13 A Chopped Thanksgiving
#07 Mochi Obliged

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