As time wanes, Fabio starts sprinting around the kitchen. At one point, he even nearly shoves Carla out of the way, though he's fairly gentle about it. Hosea thinks they're all rushing around because they are pulling out all the stops for this challenge. The only one who's not, in Hosea's opinion, is Carla, and he thinks her dish might be too simple. Have we learned nothing from Jeff's elimination? Remember Jeff? Dildo Cafe? That guy? Carla acknowledges that she's moving slowly, but says that's because she knows what she wants and she wants it to be perfect. Padma and Wylie return and Padma counts down the last seconds as the plating concludes.
The judges approach Stefan first. He explains that he's made a savory egg dish and a sweet one. The savory dish is a poached egg on brioche with ham and Bearnaise. Sounds delish. The second is panna cotta with with mango puree and sweet bearnaise. Stefan sure loves his panna cotta. Also, the second dish doesn't have any eggs in it, but it is meant to look like a poached egg (why would you want something to look like an ugly poached egg?). Then Stefan says something that sort of indicates that there is egg in his second dish, but I'm not sure if he was explaining the look or the ingredients. Mystery. Okay, I checked the official recipe on the official site, and it is the least helpful recipe of all time, but it looks like there were no eggs in the panna cotta or mango.
Leah made a quail egg in potato with caviar and brioche with ricotta and bacon Hollandaise. Ooh, I missed that she made Hollandaise for her Quickfire, so presumably she is familiar with it. Wylie calls it "very nice."
Carla explains her inspiration was Dr. Seuss, so she put spinach in the egg whites to make them green, and she added green tomato salsa and jalapeno oil. Green tomato salsa sounds gross. Padma and Wylie both think it's "pretty" but don't talk much about how it tastes.
Hosea made a Japanese trio. First is an egg white roll with salmon and asparagus. That would be like candy to a South Beach diet follower. Second is egg white sticky rice with poached shrimp and avocado. Third is an avocado and tempura-fried egg salad. The tempura-fried egg looks like a giant lump of batter to me, but I'm curious about the egg inside. Is it boiled? Poached? None of the above? Wylie asks about the egg white sheet used for the roll, and is clearly fascinated by it. He does wish it wasn't "as eggy," which seems kind of bullshit for an egg-based challenge.