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 • 5 427

  • Nicky Kerfs
    Nicky Kerfs  18 minutes back

    As a citizen from Belgium i can only say omg! None of them can cook fries, the third is even the worst. Wrong potatoes, wrong fat/oil used, ...

    • Sick_Puppy
      Sick_Puppy  27 minutes back

      No Thank you !!!

      • akash kishor
        akash kishor  51 minutes back

        No one talking about level 2 chef being completely stoned.

        • M.J. Ahn
          M.J. Ahn  52 minutes back

          Where the Belgians at????? 🙏🏽💪🏽

          • ti ju
            ti ju  1 hours back

            I tried the level 1 and leve 2 chef technique but not the sause. The level 3... well can't wait a week to eat them, anyone who tried please review them. I prefer the level 1 the fries are crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside the taste is surprisingly delicious (I though it would be soggy, and it was a lovely surprise) but it takes forever to fry. The 2 level chef technique takes longer than 1, cook, wait till cool, freeze then fry.. twice... ohhh the wait. The fries are very good but after a while (I tried this more than once... or twice...) the vinegar and the double frying takes a tole to the stomach.

            • Pandaman Fordayz
              Pandaman Fordayz  2 hours back

              Osmosis is the movement of water… not of salt

              • Jesus Black
                Jesus Black  2 hours back

                Level 3 chefs fries look 🔥

                • Rodrigo Flores
                  Rodrigo Flores  2 hours back

                  Is no one going to mention how the level 1 fries looks way better than the level 2 fries?

                  • Yadukrishna Prakash
                    Yadukrishna Prakash  2 hours back

                    That occasionall high pitched singing of girl in yellow is soo annoying.

                    • Ryan Giosa
                      Ryan Giosa  3 hours back

                      Level 1 chef time to make-1 hour
                      Level 2 chef time to make-2 hours
                      Level 3 chef time to make-16 years

                      • miagy420
                        miagy420  3 hours back

                        Now they had to overcomplicate fries? 🤔

                        • Annette Julien
                          Annette Julien  4 hours back

                          Sooooooo....i got my Ore Ida fries, fried them, sprinkled some Lawry's seasoning was done before them.

                          • Michael perez
                            Michael perez  4 hours back


                            Absolutely nobody:

                            Level 3 chef: here’s my 12 month long fermented French fries with an applesauce dip

                            • Kipzilla
                              Kipzilla  4 hours back

                              Now make kapsalon

                              • Hana tube
                                Hana tube  5 hours back

                                Im hana and im a level 0 chef😅😅

                                • Hi Hey
                                  Hi Hey  6 hours back

                                  Double frying is the standard in America???

                                  • Jessica Richardson
                                    Jessica Richardson  6 hours back

                                    BAKE EM Don't FRIE EM IM MIGHT TASTE GOOD BUT NOT HEALTHY;SO BAKE EM

                                    • JWC __
                                      JWC __  7 hours back

                                      does anyone else stop the video at level 4?

                                      • Shelby Suzuki
                                        Shelby Suzuki  8 hours back

                                        according to her, osmosis is the movement of salt from high to low concentrations lol

                                        • Radoslav Ivanov
                                          Radoslav Ivanov  8 hours back

                                          Where is the dude who put cheese on EVERYTHING?

                                          • suraciddac
                                            suraciddac  9 hours back


                                            level three chef: *𝘐 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘢 𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘧 𝘣𝘦𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘮𝘰𝘮 𝘱𝘰𝘱𝘱𝘦𝘥 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘸𝘰𝘮𝘣 𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘌𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘩.*

                                            • Krasniqi Vaide
                                              Krasniqi Vaide  10 hours back

                                              Is not because we see a french eating fries they will be by french is from Belgium

                                              • Krasniqi Vaide
                                                Krasniqi Vaide  10 hours back

                                                Is not french fries is Belgian fries

                                                • no name
                                                  no name  10 hours back

                                                  alternate video title: how to overcomplicate a very simple dish at three different levels

                                                  • Ricardo Condeixa Gaming Channel

                                                    By the way it goes ... if you want fries. .. start to preparing in the month after ....😧

                                                    • no name
                                                      no name  10 hours back

                                                      i'm gonna go with level 3 even if it did take 3847958475 days just because she didnt put the topping all over the fries like the other two

                                                      • emily roberts
                                                        emily roberts  10 hours back

                                                        I thought the level three chef was the level one chef in the photo

                                                        • RaymarnGaming
                                                          RaymarnGaming  11 hours back

                                                          Wrong, wrong, wrong,...

                                                          • Ron Swanson
                                                            Ron Swanson  11 hours back

                                                            Why does the home cook always seem the best

                                                            • Maryam0992
                                                              Maryam0992  11 hours back

                                                              You guys, her name is Palak. Palak = Spinach in Hindi. She's in the right profession.

                                                              • Fateha Zafar
                                                                Fateha Zafar  13 hours back


                                                                • Susanna
                                                                  Susanna  13 hours back

                                                                  I can't be the only one to ditch the video when the science person starts talking

                                                                  • Iris Liang
                                                                    Iris Liang  14 hours back

                                                                    Palak looks creepy in my opinion

                                                                    • Phillip Stokes
                                                                      Phillip Stokes  14 hours back

                                                                      huh. I just cut and fry. I add either just salt or Tony's Creole seasoning. and eat with ketchup

                                                                      • sabrina alipar
                                                                        sabrina alipar  15 hours back

                                                                        Your gonna know if the frenchfries has a goldenbrown texture-Level 2 chef

                                                                        • Venoms
                                                                          Venoms  15 hours back

                                                                          me disappointed that they didnt put salt

                                                                          • M V
                                                                            M V  16 hours back

                                                                            Dizzam! Did she really cook fries for 45 minutes! Her man better have them good athletic genes if he wants a chance of surviving her cooking🤣

                                                                            • PEater P
                                                                              PEater P  16 hours back

                                                                              Palak is Indian

                                                                              • Graeme Matamua
                                                                                Graeme Matamua  17 hours back

                                                                                45 minutes for fries? Bruh I would've died from starvation waiting for them fries🤦🏿‍♂️

                                                                                • Lorisa214
                                                                                  Lorisa214  17 hours back

                                                                                  Level 2 should have been a level 1...Just saying.

                                                                                  • Yusuf Challenge
                                                                                    Yusuf Challenge  21 hours back

                                                                                    level 2 made me wanna click away from this video

                                                                                    • floimen
                                                                                      floimen  21 hours back

                                                                                      Really? A video about making French fries that's 13 minutes long?🙄 jeez

                                                                                      • Kevin
                                                                                        Kevin  21 hours back

                                                                                        I just love how all the level 1 cooks are all laid back, it's so nice.

                                                                                        • ASloppyJoe
                                                                                          ASloppyJoe  21 hours back

                                                                                          I think this would be neat if the Level 3 chef was given a time limit. "I want to eat this stuff tonight" kinda thing. See them work in their element; in an actual kitchen with actual customers ordering food.

                                                                                          • LBU beats
                                                                                            LBU beats  22 hours back


                                                                                            • chloe.
                                                                                              chloe.  22 hours back

                                                                                              i didn't know there was a lot going on with palak's fries, i thought they were just potatoes that r fried and sprinkled with salt skskskks

                                                                                              • Pandaplays
                                                                                                Pandaplays  22 hours back

                                                                                                Let’s all be honest we wish it was Emily and Lorenzo in this episode (or is it just me because I love there attitude)

                                                                                                • Lana Lauwers
                                                                                                  Lana Lauwers  22 hours back

                                                                                                  As a Belgian woman who has eaten fresh french fries since forever I do not approve of this video at all :|