Viewers' Choice
Season 11, Episode 7
Air date April 3, 2012
Winner Ivan Dorvil
Episode Guide
Sound the Alarm!
All Stars: Iron Chefs Do Battle
Let's hear it for fan participation! Chopped viewers finally get their chance to weigh in on a weighty question: What should go into the mystery baskets? In the first round of this special competition, the chefs must figure out how to make the fans proud by cooking a dish made with a favorite regional meat product. Then for the entrée round, the viewers have chosen a jarred ingredient that few professional chefs are likely to like. Will one chef's ambitious plans backfire as the clock runs out? Then, while trying to figure out how to combine black licorice root with a salty snack food, one of the final two chefs uses a clever time-saving technique in the dessert round.


  • Virginia Monaco, Chef, The Vanderbilt, Brooklyn, NY
  • Ivan Dorvil, Private Chef, Miami, FL
  • Amy Johnson, Private Chef, New York, NY
  • Ian Muntzert, Chef de cuisine, Commonwealth, San Francisco, CA




Ingredients: Artichoke Hearts, Truffle Honey, Corn Nuts, Scrapple

Chef Virginia: Corn Nut Scrapple with Artichoke GremolataEdit

Chef Ivan: Grilled Scrapple Salad with Honey VinaigretteEdit

Chef Amy: Herb Grilled Scrapple with Corn Nut DustEdit

Chef Ian: Pan-Seared Scrapple with Braised Corn NutsEdit


Ingredients: Fenugreek, New Potatoes, Bison Short Ribs, Cheese Spread in a Jar

Chef Ivan: Pan-Seared Short Ribs w/ Mushroom Cheese JusEdit

Chef Ian: Fenugreek Short Rib with Baked Cheese GratinEdit

Chef Virginia: Braised Short Ribs with Cheesy Bacon PotatoesEdit


Ingredients: Dried Black Licorice Root, Pork Rinds, Macadamia Nuts, Limoncello

Chef Ian: Licorice Root Cream with Limoncello CakeEdit

Chef Ivan: Chocolate Mousse with Pork RyeEdit



  • This is the first viewer's choice episode.
Chopped Season 11
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#01 I'm Your Huckleberry#09 Ready, Set, Escargot!
#02 Chewing the Caul Fat#10 All Stars: Prime Time vs. Day Time
#03 Good Chop, Bad Chop?#11 Own It!
#04 Leftovers Extravaganza!#12 All Stars: Food Network Star Contestants
#05 Plenty of Fish#13 All Stars: Judge Remix
#06 Sound the Alarm!#14 Yuzu Never Know
#07 Viewers' Choice#15 All Stars: Grand Finale
#08 All Stars: Iron Chefs Do Battle#16 Reversal of Fortune