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

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



  • The level 2 is only level 2 cuz she made her fries C R I N K L E C U T

    Marvin SalmeronMarvin Salmeron17 นาทีที่ผ่านมา
  • Did she just out tajin in her fries- Wtf

    Luisa OrtizLuisa Ortiz3 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Do I refrigerate the fermented fries? Or do they sit at room temp for a week?

    Ian BlankIan Blank3 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • This chef stands out from the rest Roses are red violets are blue I know the reason and u know it too

    I AM 1/3 WANTEDI AM 1/3 WANTED10 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Bianca is my jam

    Noel VasquezNoel Vasquez10 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Did she just say see you a week later!? I'm sorry KAREN but I'm hungover and I want french fries!

    MrsBadger 3MrsBadger 312 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • 1:57 Aannananaddd

    Gavin AkerlowGavin Akerlow13 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Nobody going to mention that all of the video titles say 4 levels but their is only ever 3 chefs and 3 dishes???

    Paige ToyePaige Toye17 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • "Golden brown texture"... What the...?!

    JannikThomasJannikThomas22 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • How to get French fries Step one: Go to McDonalds

    Isa SilenceIsa Silenceวันที่ผ่านมา
  • The amatuer fries look better then the home cook

    jason perezjason perezวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Level 4... I grow my potatoes on mars and fly them over to my kitchen by VIP first class star ship.

  • this show is lame, it uses actors from la, BORING. We are on youtube instead of watching tv because those people are scumbags and we dont want o see them. - lorenzo

    volcano hivolcano hiวันที่ผ่านมา
  • 5:18 she sounds soooo proud.

    Angel KingsleyAngel Kingsleyวันที่ผ่านมา
  • I love spicy food Proceeds to put 10 drops of hot sauce in a liter of sour cream lmao

    Cole BCole Bวันที่ผ่านมา
  • The level one chefs fries look so good

    Game-Ing HøbbyGame-Ing Høbbyวันที่ผ่านมา
  • No one gonna talk about how the lvl 1 likes sour cream on her fries

  • lvl 3 chef french fries as your dinner will be served next month everyone dies of hunger

    Jamison WeeksJamison Weeksวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Dear level 3 chef , if you don't know what osmosis is , do not talk about it ..

    Marwa BellakhalMarwa Bellakhal2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • No one: Palak at 5:48 : 👁👃🏽👁 👄

    ღ 햇빛 ღღ 햇빛 ღ2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Oh please dont peel your potatoes, thats where the vitamins and minerals at. Wait, level 1 & 3 chefs used knife while the pro used a mandolin? Thats not right lol

    array sarray s2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • So in level zero cause i just fry the frozen ones and even mess that up

    Not MeNot Me2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • What happened to fries and ketchup? Now it’s applesauce, onion, cheese... just add some ham while your at it

    Nonof YobusinessNonof Yobusiness2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This was a golden opportunity to get a Canadian on the show , goddammit Epicurious ! We WANT POUTINE . Everyone spam #WeWantPoutine

    MooseOpsMooseOps2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • you guys should do a quesadilla & have me on there i make a mean quesadilla

    Alyssa GonzalezAlyssa Gonzalez2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Bring back the other scientist I don’t like this one :((

    Camille WorthingtonCamille Worthington2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This is the first time I genuinely think level one won, no cap

    Pooja MuthurajPooja Muthuraj2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • All women? Nope.

    El DebtorEl Debtor2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Maris Pipers make the best fries, y'all don't get them commonly in america though.

    Person OiselsPerson Oisels2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • How about swatching the level 3 chef‘s applesauce for the French fries with Emilys Ketchup for her French toast? Would make more sense to me at least lmao

    ساليسالي2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • A whole week!!! I need fries now

    Jahiem JonesJahiem Jones2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Level 1 tho 🥵

    Tiyana SteptoeTiyana Steptoe2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Level 1 is the best level 1 in most of the vids

    Lxcid Ex solarLxcid Ex solar3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I think people in the comments are confusing a level 1 CHEF with a level 1 cook. This is supposed to represent an average home cook, like a mom with kids, not a college student who can barely boil ramen

    Locket AngelLocket Angel3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Fries and apple sauce are a no no🙅‍♂️

    Danny ReyesDanny Reyes3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Fries without mayonaise?!!?! Shakes head in disbelief and thinks of John Travolta and Samuel Jackson in Pulp fiction.....you crazy Americans. 😂 And actually the best is 'patat oorlog' which translates as 'fries war', which is fries with mayonaise/peanut sauce and onions...I always order or make this or just mayo. The sauces here are probably really tasty....but not on my fries, they will go great with other things though.

    Bakema NLBakema NL3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 1:56 When you talk into a fan

    Breezy 12Breezy 123 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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

    Itz_Kay 4692Itz_Kay 46923 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • why does level 4 look 12

    ItsEvanApplebaumItsEvanApplebaum3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • damn tajin with fríes 🤔 you learn something new every day

    bryan garciabryan garcia3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Why do level 3 chef have to bring up how many years they have been cooking?

    Marcos LluberesMarcos Lluberes3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • who else doesnt care about cooking i just want to eat friesssss

    YumYum3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • where the ketchup at!?!?!

    TrillaTravTrillaTrav3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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..

    Amaranthim TalonAmaranthim Talon3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Level 1 & 2 look amazing. Level 3 - salty, fermented? Ugh

    GreatDayEveryoneGreatDayEveryone3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • That level 3 chef is hot af

    issac cruzissac cruz4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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

    Rizwan RiazRizwan Riaz4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • "golden brown" is not a texture

    Natalie RNatalie R4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I came here for "osmosis".

    Apurva VishwakarmaApurva Vishwakarma4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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.

    AelwynAelwyn4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • the level 3 chief is the only one who knows not to put the sauce on top of the fries

    JoshDavisYTJoshDavisYT4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I kinda got offended by the fact that the level 2 chef called Tajin “seasoning” 🤣

    Camila RodriguezCamila Rodriguez4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Idk why I'm watching this at 12 a.m when I have to go to school tmr💀

    Holaptos 12Holaptos 124 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • We need level 4: GRANDMA.

    AH BAH B4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Of course it's only women in this type of video.

    William ShiWilliam Shi4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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.

    Cecília PimentaCecília Pimenta4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Peel Cut Fry and season This makes the most perfect fries, all these extra steps are just unnecessary lol

    Juana DurhamJuana Durham4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • LVL 3 chef not using the guard for her mandolin, after saying it's dangerous... wtf

    Tommy JohansenTommy Johansen4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Lorenzo's not here. He's the best cook. Best attitude, best looking food. Coolest dood.

    MomoBallMomoBall4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Damn level 1's fries looked bomb ngl

    MomoBallMomoBall4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • How can I get a date with the food scientist? Lol

    Omegaz_24Omegaz_244 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • That lvl 2 chef is fugly as hell she makes me cringe

    ResidentEvil302cuba rican215ResidentEvil302cuba rican2154 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • As a belgian, Im weeping 😅

    Maaike CampeMaaike Campe5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • What's wrong with plain fries? Those toppings/sauces are scary.

    Argument from IgnoranceArgument from Ignorance5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • WTF @ apple sauce ?

    Thomas LukinsThomas Lukins5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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.

    DutchikDutchik5 วันที่ผ่านมา

    DutchikDutchik5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Emily would just serve them with ketchup 😂

    Juliana KarasawaJuliana Karasawa5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I like how the food scientist looks like a 16 year old girl

    lorwina pingollorwina pingol5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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

    antara santara s5 วันที่ผ่านมา
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