Chef and co-host of TruTV’s “Fast Foodies” Kristen Kish has been passionate about food ever since she was a little girl. Kish tells Yahoo Life that she started watching cooking shows at 5 years old. “It was the one thing that could really hold my attention when I was a kid,” she shares. Kish, who won Season 10 of “Top Chef” in 2013, says that the show opened “so many opportunities and doors.” In 2018, Kish became chef at her new restaurant, Arlo Grey in Austin, Texas. She shares that it’s been “very challenging and really interesting to navigate” her business over the past year because of the coronavirus pandemic — something many business owners can relate to — but adds: “I certainly live in a state of gratitude every day.” Most recently, Kish became one of three chefs on TruTV’s cooking competition show “Fast Foodies,” where celebrities share their favorite fast food dish and the chefs first try to duplicate the food exactly and then reimagine it as haute-cuisine. Kish says her favorite dish that she’s made on the show is a remix of the popular KFC family bucket sides of mashed potatoes and corn: a crispy croquette. “It’s golden and it’s gorgeous,” Kish says. She likes to finish it off with a pinch of salt and freshly chopped chives, along with a dollop of crémé fraiche drizzled with honey for a touch of sweetness. The good news? You can easily make this delicious dish at home. Watch the video above and follow along to try the recipe at home! Video produced by Kat Vasquez.
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