MasterChef judges are left shocked after medical student Eric Mao makes error during tense challenge


‘What are you doing?’ MasterChef judges are left shocked after medical student makes major error during tense challenge

Tensions were high during Sunday night’s episode of MasterChef Australia.

The show’s judges Melissa Leong, Jock Zonfrillo and Andy Allen were left shocked after Eric Mao made a major error during an elimination challenge.

While attempting to create a carbonara, the medical student, 21, couldn’t emulsify  and create the sauce because the pan was too hot.

‘What are you doing?’ MasterChef judges were left shocked after medical student made major error during tense challenge on Sunday night

‘I’ve just had mini disaster in the kitchen and now I’m losing a lot of confidence,’ Eric said to the camera after setting fire to a tray.

‘Everything is disorganised, everything is frantic. It’s not going well at all.’

‘I’ve got to get my pasta cooked and get onto actually making the carbonara itself. Whatever happens, I cannot waste time in making another big mistake.’

Mistake: While attempting to create a carbonara, Eric Mao (pictured) couldn't emulsify and create the sauce because the pan was too hot

Mistake: While attempting to create a carbonara, Eric Mao (pictured) couldn’t emulsify and create the sauce because the pan was too hot

Eric then explains: ‘The art of making a beautiful carbonara lies in the emulsification step. Mixing the sauce and the pasta water.’

He then holds the cooked pasta using a pair of thongs and throws it into a pan. 

‘What are you doing Eric?’ a stunned Melissa said.

Oh no! Eric held the cooked pasta using a pair of thongs and threw it into a pan. 'What are you doing Eric?' a stunned Melissa  Leong (pictured) said

Oh no! Eric held the cooked pasta using a pair of thongs and threw it into a pan. ‘What are you doing Eric?’ a stunned Melissa  Leong (pictured) said

‘The pan is far too hot,’ Eric said.

‘I cannot emulsify and create a beautiful and luscious sauce in a pan that is that hot but I don’t have much of a choice,’ he admitted.

Despite Eric’s setback, Wynona was sent packing during the elimination episode.

Not impressed! The judges all gasped in shock as Eric completed the cooking challenge

Not impressed! The judges all gasped in shock as Eric completed the cooking challenge

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