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

  • Published on Oct 8, 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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  • Maria s
    Maria s 6 minutes ago

    It all gets jumbled up!! Show one level cooking at a time

  • space cowboy
    space cowboy 11 minutes ago

    who wants sweet french fries

  • riproar11
    riproar11 22 minutes ago

    I've made fries a few times complete with the soaking in a water/vinegar brine. Fries should never be thicker than McD's size and only chef 3 got that right. And fries shouldn't be covered with anything, especially nasty nacho cheese. Serve them with a good quality ketchup or aioli and that's it.

  • Wilbury
    Wilbury 24 minutes ago

    Chef Level -1 : Orders a chipper

  • Shantel Jiménez
    Shantel Jiménez 38 minutes ago

    Crinkle cut fries are the worst type of fries. Can’t change my mind 😤

  • Sara Félx
    Sara Félx 45 minutes ago +1

    Im sorry girl but salt doesn't enter the potatoe by osmosis, its by diffusion

  • Jot Grewal
    Jot Grewal 48 minutes ago

    Talk about over complicating making fries

  • Luca Del Campo
    Luca Del Campo Hour ago

    Bianca the level one chef is cute

  • Zingo Vlogs
    Zingo Vlogs Hour ago

    Level 2 chef: you know they’re ready when they get a nice golden brown texture

  • ss ss
    ss ss Hour ago +1

    Lvl 3 chef looks so hot to me!!

  • Peter Pan
    Peter Pan Hour ago +1

    Level Lazy: orders fries online

  • dragonblade101
    dragonblade101 Hour ago

    See I knew it, they lying about the chief. Who doesn't get the pre cut from the fridge.

  • Nipple Fish
    Nipple Fish Hour ago

    I'm Belgian and you just gave me ligma.

  • Burning Below
    Burning Below Hour ago

    Why do I always watch cooking shows when i hey stoned I get so hungry ahaha

  • twitchster77
    twitchster77 2 hours ago

    Okay, well you guys do you.
    I'mma McDonald's drive thru though.

  • Hue Mungus
    Hue Mungus 2 hours ago +1

    Apple sauce? Level 3 always does too much 🤦‍♂️

  • Admiral_Awesome
    Admiral_Awesome 2 hours ago

    Palak went way over the top. Even Tom Kerridge's Michelin starred fries were better than hers. Triple fried.

  • Puffu Kream
    Puffu Kream 3 hours ago

    The level 2 chef watched too much Tasty. By the way the level 1 and 2 chef are so annoying lol where the hell did you find them.

  • Chichochicc
    Chichochicc 3 hours ago

    would you, north american people, please STOP saying queso cheese?! you are saying cheese cheese fyi

  • Jill Ivens
    Jill Ivens 3 hours ago

    I'm from Belgium and why are they making this so complicated?

  • Gaby Pinz
    Gaby Pinz 3 hours ago

    I hate how extra the chef is being lmao

  • El Ma
    El Ma 4 hours ago +1

    I wonder WHY the level 3 chef never say “ I’m a level 3 chef”
    Follow the flow

  • Denis Dz
    Denis Dz 4 hours ago

    There is one thing they have in common....
    They are the opposite of a straight white male...

  • thy_savior
    thy_savior 4 hours ago

    Level 4 chef so smart does not need to make food anymore

  • thy_savior
    thy_savior 4 hours ago

    A level -1 cook a level 1 cook and a level 100 chef

  • Vurdum Duymaz
    Vurdum Duymaz 4 hours ago

    God... that level 3 fries looks awesome... Who is tbe chef again...

  • Naina
    Naina 4 hours ago

    Level 3 didn't make fries she cooked vegetables

  • Bisaflorian
    Bisaflorian 4 hours ago +1

    The lvl 3 chef is such a likeable person!

  • Bisaflorian
    Bisaflorian 4 hours ago +1

    This lvl 3 chef is together with Adriana, Sim Cass und Frank my favourite!

  • 360io
    360io 4 hours ago

    Level 2 didnt do fries smh my head

  • Sa Vala
    Sa Vala 5 hours ago

    Level 0 is more like it. Omg that's just nasty.

  • Rita Carbahall
    Rita Carbahall 5 hours ago

    The most level-two, level-one chef. And a QUEEN.

  • Hussain Abbas
    Hussain Abbas 5 hours ago +1

    Whatever id go for level 1 Fries and sauce anyday

  • shaun fossey
    shaun fossey 5 hours ago

    all these potatoes, and you don't bother bringing an Irish chef to the table? shame on you all !!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jason Bourne
    Jason Bourne 6 hours ago

    Seeing level 1 and 2 peel and cut their potatos had me worried, but their dishes came out pretty well in the end. :)

  • Markiya
    Markiya 6 hours ago

    Tangy French fries???? Thank you, next! The exit door is on the left!!

  • Colette Hu
    Colette Hu 6 hours ago

    gurl thats not how osmosis works

  • Simon Saul
    Simon Saul 6 hours ago

    I love how the level 3 chef was so humble cuz she didn't give me those vibes that you were doing everything wrong your whole life!!!

  • Its VirtualWorld
    Its VirtualWorld 6 hours ago

    The food scientist is that school nerd who still gets there bag packed by their mom

  • Soh LayYee
    Soh LayYee 7 hours ago

    1:39 salt... isn't transported... via osmosis?

  • Ravinder Singh
    Ravinder Singh 7 hours ago

    You know you are the level 1 chef when you add potatoes before oil.😂😂

  • Medbread 『🍞』
    Medbread 『🍞』 7 hours ago

    I usually love the level 3 dishes, but I'm not a fan of sour or sweet food that isn't dessert.

  • drink up
    drink up 7 hours ago +1

    I'll just use my store brand

  • SniperKing
    SniperKing 7 hours ago

    Level 3 is a **scientific** chef

  • 13thHoneyBadger wrecked by west nile virus

    Gordon Ramsay : where's the lamb sauuuuccce?
    Indian chef : I made lamb curry
    And they wonder why people make fun of them.

  • Trixxy
    Trixxy 8 hours ago

    Level 3 chef: we are gonna let it ferment for five days and serve it with a apple sauce.
    Me: Sounds disgusting.

  • Dark Scrown
    Dark Scrown 8 hours ago

    Imagine your friends are at your crib and you want to do some fries but it takes 5 days to do them

  • Denis Shchetinin
    Denis Shchetinin 8 hours ago

    My recipe is go to Mac Donald and buy one for $1

  • YuDaBest
    YuDaBest 9 hours ago

    i see black wamen cooking

    _N O I C E._

  • Conzales
    Conzales 9 hours ago

    i'm so happy with my BELGIUM fries

  • abdul alim khan
    abdul alim khan 9 hours ago

    How i make fries:
    Put a fries cutter on the side of the frying utensil and chop the fries directly inside the boiling oil.

  • Joshua Fielies
    Joshua Fielies 9 hours ago

    Am i the only one who feels like this was done in reverse, id honestly enjoy level the most then 2 then 3 😂

  • Rish Plays
    Rish Plays 10 hours ago

    5:10 to 5:43 close your eyes and imagine

  • Rish Plays
    Rish Plays 10 hours ago

    The level 2 chef is lazy

  • Stephanie Bronson
    Stephanie Bronson 10 hours ago

    When level 3 chef said "when's a good time to eat these fries? Everyday. You just need a 5 day running start" 🤣🤣
    Maybe it's just me, but when I want fries, I want fries. I dont want pickled fries or sweet fries or anything other than a fried tater. In my opinion, level 3 went WAY overboard, as most chefs do these days. Taking away from the familiarity of what we know and love. I'd much rather have the level 1 and 2 fries. Lol.

  • Kacy Devlin
    Kacy Devlin 10 hours ago

    Lvl 3 chef is so prettyy
    Has been a chef for 10 years n still look 20

  • Suicidé
    Suicidé 11 hours ago

    As a person in the Netherlands... all these fries are fking garbage

  • Sean S
    Sean S 11 hours ago

    lmao what is wrong with "modern women"? 😂😂😂😂

  • woshh shabi
    woshh shabi 11 hours ago

    Yay my crush favorite food scientist is back🥰😘😘

  • jonathan hadaway
    jonathan hadaway 11 hours ago

    Level 0. Store bought frozen fries and ketchup.