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 • 6 602

  • Jamison Weeks
    Jamison Weeks  38 minutes back

    lvl 3 chef

    french fries as your dinner will be served next month

    everyone dies of hunger

    • Marwa Bellakhal
      Marwa Bellakhal  7 hours back

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

      • ღ 햇빛 ღ
        ღ 햇빛 ღ  8 hours back

        No one:

        Palak at 5:48 :

        • array s
          array s  12 hours back

          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

          • Not Me
            Not Me  14 hours back

            So in level zero cause i just fry the frozen ones and even mess that up

            • Nonof Yobusiness
              Nonof Yobusiness  14 hours back

              What happened to fries and ketchup? Now it’s applesauce, onion, cheese... just add some ham while your at it

              • MooseOps
                MooseOps  18 hours back

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

                • Alyssa Gonzalez
                  Alyssa Gonzalez  19 hours back

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

                  • Camille Worthington
                    Camille Worthington  20 hours back

                    Bring back the other scientist I don’t like this one :((

                    • Pooja Muthuraj
                      Pooja Muthuraj  20 hours back

                      This is the first time I genuinely think level one won, no cap

                      • El Debtor
                        El Debtor  23 hours back

                        All women? Nope.

                        • Person Oisels
                          Person Oisels  23 hours back

                          Maris Pipers make the best fries, y'all don't get them commonly in america though.

                          • سالي
                            سالي  23 hours back

                            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

                            • Jahiem Jones
                              Jahiem Jones  1 days back

                              A whole week!!! I need fries now

                              • Tiyana Steptoe
                                Tiyana Steptoe  1 days back

                                Level 1 tho 🥵

                                • Lxcid Ex solar
                                  Lxcid Ex solar  1 days back

                                  Level 1 is the best level 1 in most of the vids

                                  • Locket Angel
                                    Locket Angel  1 days back

                                    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

                                    • Danny Reyes
                                      Danny Reyes  2 days back

                                      Fries and apple sauce are a no no🙅‍♂️

                                      • Bakema NL
                                        Bakema NL  2 days back

                                        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.

                                        • Breezy 12
                                          Breezy 12  2 days back

                                          1:56 When you talk into a fan

                                          • Itz_Kay 4692
                                            Itz_Kay 4692  2 days 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  2 days back

                                              why does level 4 look 12

                                              • bryan garcia
                                                bryan garcia  2 days back

                                                damn tajin with fríes 🤔 you learn something new every day

                                                • Marcos Lluberes
                                                  Marcos Lluberes  2 days back

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

                                                  • Yum
                                                    Yum  2 days back

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

                                                    • TrillaTrav
                                                      TrillaTrav  2 days back

                                                      where the ketchup at!?!?!

                                                      • Amaranthim Talon
                                                        Amaranthim Talon  2 days 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  2 days back

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

                                                          • issac cruz
                                                            issac cruz  2 days back

                                                            That level 3 chef is hot af

                                                            • Rizwan Riaz
                                                              Rizwan Riaz  2 days 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  2 days back

                                                                "golden brown" is not a texture

                                                                • Apurva Vishwakarma
                                                                  Apurva Vishwakarma  3 days back

                                                                  I came here for "osmosis".

                                                                  • Aelwyn
                                                                    Aelwyn  3 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  3 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  3 days back

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

                                                                        • Holaptos 12
                                                                          Holaptos 12  3 days back

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

                                                                          • AH B
                                                                            AH B  3 days back

                                                                            We need level 4: GRANDMA.

                                                                            • William Shi
                                                                              William Shi  3 days back

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

                                                                              • Cecília Pimenta
                                                                                Cecília Pimenta  3 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  3 days back

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

                                                                                  • Tommy Johansen
                                                                                    Tommy Johansen  3 days back

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

                                                                                    • MomoBall
                                                                                      MomoBall  3 days back

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

                                                                                      • MomoBall
                                                                                        MomoBall  3 days back

                                                                                        Damn level 1's fries looked bomb ngl

                                                                                        • Omegaz_24
                                                                                          Omegaz_24  3 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  3 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  3 days back

                                                                                                  WTF @ apple sauce ?