'Celebrity Cook-Off's' Aaron Carter: 'One time I marinated a steak in olive juice'

aaron-carter-celebrity-cook-off.jpgSinger Aaron Carter is one of eight celebrity chef-testants taking part in Rachael Ray vs. Guy Fieri's "Celebrity Cook-Off," which debuts Sunday night, Jan. 1, at 9 p.m. ET on the Food Network.

Aaron's Quick Bite
: "I come from a big family of cooks. We are very serious about our dinners."

Aaron's Mealtime Memory:

"I love cooking dinner with my twin sister, Angel, but she always tries to take over the kitchen and kick me out. Truth be told, I make a better steak than she does - I add the right amount of butter to the pan to give the meat a crusty char. But she makes some mean mashed potatoes. I remember my mom videotaping us during a family dinner when we were both 3 years old. Angel was so tired that she passed out right into the mashed potatoes on her plate! Ever since then she's taken this strange liking to them."

Aaron's Bizarre-But-Delicious Experiment:

"I'm obsessed with olives, so one time I marinated a steak in olive juice. It tasted good to me, but maybe that was just all in my head."

Aaron's Behind-the-Scenes Dish:

"Joey, Coolio and I would sing together and goof around on set."

Aaron before the show
, "I never used herbs and spices in my cooking."

And now - "I buy dried parsley, basil and garlic powder. I splurge on the ones in glass bottles because they feel fancier than those in plastic."

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