Gordon Ramsay roasted a TikTok chef who tried to make a vegan beef Wellington with cucumber instead
- Gordon Ramsay roasted a home chef Jordan Billham, who made a vegan beef Wellington with cucumber.
- Ramsay joked that the creation looked like "one of my wife's toys from under the bed!"
- Billham told Insider it was an "honor" to be roasted by the "MasterChef" star on TikTok.
Beef Wellington is considered one of Gordon Ramsay's signature dishes, so he didn't hold back when one home chef made a very different version of the dish on TikTok.the Michelin-starred chef exclaims in his reaction clip, which had 5.7 million views at the time of writing.
Then he spreads the mushroom paste (known as duxelles) along the leaves before plopping a raw, unpeeled cucumber right in the middle and brushing some mustard on top."Oh dear," Ramsay says. "That looks like one of my wife's toys from under the bed!"
Billham then wraps his creation in vegan puff pastry and throws it in the oven."No, stop it," Ramsay exclaims. "Is that raw cucumber in there? No come on, how dare you insult Wellington!"Billham then takes the Wellington out of the oven and cuts it down the middle to show off the cucumber inside, telling his followers: "See, vegans can have fun too."
"Oh please, kid," Ramsay says. "You need to go back to the Vegan Teacher's classroom you doughnut!"
Ramsay was referring to That Vegan Teacher, also known as Miss Kadie, a controversial vegan TikToker who recently performed a song for Ramsay about how "eating animals is wrong."Ramsay responded by filming himself watching Miss Kadie's video while eating a burger.
The "MasterChef" star also tagged Miss Kadie in his TikTok video with Billham, writing in the caption: "Someone needs a lesson from @thatveganteacher."
Billham told Insider it was an 'honor' to get Ramsay's attention
"I must have lost a couple pounds in weight because I think I did eight laps of the house in excitement!" Billham said. "It still hasn't fully sunk in yet."And Billham couldn't help but laugh at Ramsay's remark about his "wife's toy."
The 21-year-old TikToker, who lives in London, said he's been cooking ever since he could stand."It all started in my nan's shoebox-sized kitchen making jellies, meringues, and bits like that," he added. "I was so small, I used to have to climb up on a special ladder just to reach the work surface."
Billham said he made the cucumber Wellington to try and catch Ramsay's attention. He also shows off his actual dishes on his TikTok account, which has more than 113,000 followers.And the young chef still hopes he can prove his chops to Ramsay one day. "I'd challenge him to a Wellington-off, his rules," Billham added.
Ramsay was roasted for his own vegan Wellington in January
The "MasterChef" star got his followers talking last month after showing off his "beet Wellington," featuring beet instead of beef, which is being served at his Bread Street Kitchen restaurant in London.
Ramsay told fans that he made the dish in honor of Veganuary, a pledge started by a UK nonprofit of the same name that encourages people to go vegan for the 31 days of January.But Ramsay's fans weren't exactly impressed with the plant-friendly update.
"No way, very sad to see a Wellington with beets," one commenter wrote. "There are many other ways to cook vegetarian recipes."
"I've always thought beets taste like dirt," another added. "You could wrap them in bacon and they'd still taste like dirt, just slightly more palatable.""This looks like a fried 'Fruit by the Foot,'" one follower wrote, referring to the fruit rollup snack that was popular in the 1990s.
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