4 Levels of French Fries: Amateur to Food Scientist | Epicurious

  • Published: 08 October 2019
  • We challenged chefs of three different levels - an amateur, a home cook and a professional chef - to make their versions of french fries. And then we brought in a food scientist to review their work. Which fries were the best?

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Comments • 6 575

  • Breezy 12
    Breezy 12  54 less than a minute back

    1:56 When you talk into a fan

    • Itz_Kay 4692
      Itz_Kay 4692  3 hours back

      Level 1: is happy and nervous
      Level 2: is cheerful and chill
      Level 3: calm feels dead inside
      This level 3: is happy and is not dead inside

      • ItsEvanApplebaum
        ItsEvanApplebaum  6 hours back

        why does level 4 look 12

        • bryan garcia
          bryan garcia  7 hours back

          damn tajin with fríes 🤔 you learn something new every day

          • Marcos Lluberes
            Marcos Lluberes  9 hours back

            Why do level 3 chef have to bring up how many years they have been cooking?

            • Yum
              Yum  10 hours back

              who else doesnt care about cooking i just want to eat friesssss

              • TrillaTrav
                TrillaTrav  10 hours back

                where the ketchup at!?!?!

                • Amaranthim Talon
                  Amaranthim Talon  12 hours back

                  I can totally see testing the fermented potatoes- btw- isn't that called VODKA?- but assuming some crazy person would ferment fries for the sake of frying them- wtactualeff would you go with apple sauce?? dude- you had the perfect groundwork for AMAZING!! Wait- Level 3 chef- "let's - after fermenting for a week- sous vide our fries for 1 hour after ensuring perfect seasoning in this specially crafted spice mix. Listen- I'm all for food adventure- but FRIES- you get it? FRIES - Geesh..

                  • GreatDayEveryone
                    GreatDayEveryone  12 hours back

                    Level 1 & 2 look amazing. Level 3 - salty, fermented? Ugh

                    • issac cruz
                      issac cruz  13 hours back

                      That level 3 chef is hot af

                      • Rizwan Riaz
                        Rizwan Riaz  14 hours back

                        Well that girl... She mustn't be there. It's so obvious she is reading it. And it looks so artificial.
                        I mean, it's ok to describe. Just don't show her with a stick in her hands. Lol

                        • Natalie R
                          Natalie R  17 hours back

                          "golden brown" is not a texture

                          • Apurva Vishwakarma
                            Apurva Vishwakarma  21 hours back

                            I came here for "osmosis".

                            • Aelwyn
                              Aelwyn  1 days back

                              Just freaking french fries. They do not require "fermenting". Also I find this L3 chef super patronizing. French fries do not need to be complicated. Just fried with a bit of salt. Good to go. No fancy toppings, no 5 days of nastiness. Sheesh. <_<

                              • JoshDavisYT
                                JoshDavisYT  1 days back

                                the level 3 chief is the only one who knows not to put the sauce on top of the fries

                                • Camila Rodriguez
                                  Camila Rodriguez  1 days back

                                  I kinda got offended by the fact that the level 2 chef called Tajin “seasoning” 🤣

                                  • Holaptos 12
                                    Holaptos 12  1 days back

                                    Idk why I'm watching this at 12 a.m when I have to go to school tmr💀

                                    • AH B
                                      AH B  1 days back

                                      We need level 4: GRANDMA.

                                      • William Shi
                                        William Shi  1 days back

                                        Of course it's only women in this type of video.

                                        • Cecília Pimenta
                                          Cecília Pimenta  1 days back

                                          I just buy a bag of frozen fries and put on the air fryer, i’m not up to hurt myself with hot oil, and put some ketchup and Salt.

                                          • Juana Durham
                                            Juana Durham  1 days back

                                            Fry and season
                                            This makes the most perfect fries, all these extra steps are just unnecessary lol

                                            • Tommy Johansen
                                              Tommy Johansen  1 days back

                                              LVL 3 chef not using the guard for her mandolin, after saying it's dangerous... wtf

                                              • MomoBall
                                                MomoBall  1 days back

                                                Lorenzo's not here. He's the best cook. Best attitude, best looking food. Coolest dood.

                                                • MomoBall
                                                  MomoBall  1 days back

                                                  Damn level 1's fries looked bomb ngl

                                                  • Omegaz_24
                                                    Omegaz_24  1 days back

                                                    How can I get a date with the food scientist? Lol

                                                    • ResidentEvil302cuba rican215

                                                      That lvl 2 chef is fugly as hell she makes me cringe

                                                      • Maaike Campe
                                                        Maaike Campe  2 days back

                                                        As a belgian, Im weeping 😅

                                                        • Argument from Ignorance

                                                          What's wrong with plain fries? Those toppings/sauces are scary.

                                                          • Thomas Lukins
                                                            Thomas Lukins  2 days back

                                                            WTF @ apple sauce ?

                                                            • Dutchik
                                                              Dutchik  2 days back

                                                              Sure. Surface ares yeah french fries are thin. But little surface area isn't bad.
                                                              It's just different.

                                                              It's great and even thought to be healthier where i live.... cause it soaks up less oil and it makes you full faster.

                                                              We've got around fries 1.5 by 1.5 cm thick. Or like 1 by 2 or 2.5 ish cm. They are called "grandma's fries' (yes this is from a bag.)

                                                              Don't hate on flemish fries either. They are THICC too. And delicious. Like better than french fries and 100000 times better than whatever curly fries are.

                                                              • Dutchik
                                                                Dutchik  2 days back

                                                                2:40 NO THE WHOLE POINT OF FRESH HOMEMADE FRIES IS NOT THE FREEZER

                                                                • Juliana Karasawa
                                                                  Juliana Karasawa  2 days back

                                                                  Emily would just serve them with ketchup 😂

                                                                  • lorwina pingol
                                                                    lorwina pingol  2 days back

                                                                    I like how the food scientist looks like a 16 year old girl

                                                                    • antara s
                                                                      antara s  2 days back

                                                                      Was it just me or is Chef Patel calling herself Palaak (which translates to spinach in Hindi). Even the food expert is pronounced her name Paalak. It is Palak which means (light like eyelashes). Thats a common name here

                                                                      • Dom Dom
                                                                        Dom Dom  2 days back

                                                                        The problem with these videos is that there's never any independent taste testing. Everyone always says that their own food is great so we never know whether it's really worth the effort to go lvl3 or not

                                                                        • Kiss It now
                                                                          Kiss It now  2 days back

                                                                          Only 5 days for fries wow

                                                                          • James Tricker
                                                                            James Tricker  2 days back

                                                                            great vid, thank you

                                                                            • Gregory Wallace
                                                                              Gregory Wallace  2 days back

                                                                              Putting fries in oil and letting it "Come up to Temp"? Why? What? How?

                                                                              • Official.iZuuRq
                                                                                Official.iZuuRq  2 days back

                                                                                If this mf is a level 1 chef then I’m a mf level 0.5 chef ion do nun of dis shii

                                                                                • Daniel Carlile
                                                                                  Daniel Carlile  2 days back

                                                                                  "When should you eat this? Every day. You just need a five day running start!" -Level 3 Chef.
                                                                                  Dear God she must have a fridge dedicated to pickled fries.

                                                                                  • Johnathan Blackwell
                                                                                    Johnathan Blackwell  3 hours back

                                                                                    I raise cattle, brew beer, garden, and preserve food as a hoby, I have 3 freezers, a shed smoker, two fridges converted into fermenters and one into a kegerator, my hall closet has been converted into an emergency pantry for all of my damned canned/dried fruits and vegetables, also a wine cabinet that is being used for making dry cured meat atm. So I would not be surprised if she did have a dedicated pickling/fermenting fridge.

                                                                                • Alexander Marquardt
                                                                                  Alexander Marquardt  3 days back

                                                                                  I liked them all 3, but no Ketchup? Whats wrong with Fries and Ketchup?

                                                                                  • Lone Wolf
                                                                                    Lone Wolf  3 days back


                                                                                    • Yopisalonleykid
                                                                                      Yopisalonleykid  3 days back

                                                                                      I’m patel as well level three chef

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                                                                                        Level 1 did better then the level 2 chef

                                                                                        • drtash21
                                                                                          drtash21  3 days back

                                                                                          Level zero chef: Wait... where are the microwaveable fries???
                                                                                          I HAVE TO MAKE THEM???

                                                                                          • Vance Ruebel
                                                                                            Vance Ruebel  3 days back

                                                                                            Why don't they try each other's dish instead of trying there own it could be a pile of excrement and they could say, oh yummy this is delicious I love this if they are only trying the food that they make for themselves

                                                                                            • ReResAllsorts
                                                                                              ReResAllsorts  3 days back

                                                                                              This is the happiest level 3 chef I've seen yet. All the other level 3 chefs look like they just came back from finding out they have 24 hours left to live 🙄

                                                                                              • Kym Bays
                                                                                                Kym Bays  3 days back

                                                                                                Level 3 chef : I love potatoes