Skills Test Part 1: The top eight compete in a series of three skills challenges involving potatoes. The top half in each test will be safe until the last challenge when the lowest contestant will be eliminated. The first skills test involves cutting and cooking fresh French fries. Brandi, David, Shaun, and Nathan advance. Winners: Brandi Mudd, David Williams, Nathan Barnhouse and Shaun O'Neale. Skills Test Part 2: The remaining four contestants must make creamy mashed potatoes from scratch. Tanorria and Dan advance, leaving Eric and Katie to face the elimination test. Winners: Dan Paustian and Tanorria Askew, Bottom two: Eric Howard and Katie Dixon. Skills Test Part 3: Eric and Katie must make potato gnocchi in brown butter sage sauce. Katie had the better dish, eliminating Eric. Eliminated: Eric Howard.