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 • 5 458

  • lol cat
    lol cat  32 minutes back

    Go to McDonald’s instead of waiting a week

    • All Changes
      All Changes  1 hours back

      Western people: We need to wait till it gets up to 300 degrees c
      Asian people: We don't do that here

      • Braidyn Sherwood
        Braidyn Sherwood  6 hours back

        None of them look good

        • Destiny Rodriguez
          Destiny Rodriguez  6 hours back

          Level 1 chef French fries with level 2 chefs queso sauce ,, the perfect fries 👍🏻

          level 3 chefs fries and sauce wasn’t it tbh

          • Eden ETC
            Eden ETC  7 hours back

            I’ve worked at places that make fries, this video is making me cringe 😬

            • Javier Bejarano
              Javier Bejarano  8 hours back


              • Claw Glade Entertainment

                I'mma just go make poutine now.

                • rusted corvid.butterfly

                  Am I the only one who eats their fries with ranch

                  • Dustin Platt
                    Dustin Platt  10 hours back

                    Is it just me or could you literally just open a bag of steak fries, fry them in oil and get some ketchup and like. 8 minutes it's done.

                    Wtf am I gonna do with curry apple garlic Cream de la Suge Knight with fries?

                    THEY'RE JUST FRIES

                    • KissMyNikes
                      KissMyNikes  10 hours back

                      Sour cream with Tabasco and lime is food for stoners Lmao

                      • KissMyNikes
                        KissMyNikes  10 hours back

                        Bruh I ain't got time to wait a week for my fries. That's not professional at all Lmao

                        • Isabella Quick
                          Isabella Quick  10 hours back

                          I love the level 1 girls hair style

                          • Katya Hernández
                            Katya Hernández  10 hours back

                            For me it's redundant to hear someone say "queso" cheese sauce. Queso is cheese in Spanish. My brain is just trying to work out what "queso" means to you guys. XD

                            • Slendonicus
                              Slendonicus  11 hours back

                              Chef 3. Look at all the juices on her cutting board from the herbs. Ramsay would be furious.

                              • George Chantilas
                                George Chantilas  12 hours back

                                Am I the only one who thinks the level 2 chef always makes the best version like everytime.

                                • Nicky Kerfs
                                  Nicky Kerfs  13 hours 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  13 hours back

                                    No Thank you !!!

                                    • akash kishor
                                      akash kishor  13 hours back

                                      No one talking about level 2 chef being completely stoned.

                                      • M.J. Ahn
                                        M.J. Ahn  13 hours back

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

                                        • ti ju
                                          ti ju  14 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  14 hours back

                                            Osmosis is the movement of water… not of salt

                                            • Jesus Black
                                              Jesus Black  14 hours back

                                              Level 3 chefs fries look 🔥

                                              • Rodrigo Flores
                                                Rodrigo Flores  15 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  15 hours back

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

                                                  • Ryan Giosa
                                                    Ryan Giosa  15 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  16 hours back

                                                      Now they had to overcomplicate fries? 🤔

                                                      • Annette Julien
                                                        Annette Julien  16 hours back

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

                                                        • Michael perez
                                                          Michael perez  16 hours back


                                                          Absolutely nobody:

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

                                                          • Kipzilla
                                                            Kipzilla  16 hours back

                                                            Now make kapsalon

                                                            • Hana tube
                                                              Hana tube  18 hours back

                                                              Im hana and im a level 0 chef😅😅

                                                              • Hi Hey
                                                                Hi Hey  18 hours back

                                                                Double frying is the standard in America???

                                                                • Jessica Richardson
                                                                  Jessica Richardson  19 hours back

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

                                                                  • JWC __
                                                                    JWC __  19 hours back

                                                                    does anyone else stop the video at level 4?

                                                                    • Shelby Suzuki
                                                                      Shelby Suzuki  20 hours back

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

                                                                      • Radoslav Ivanov
                                                                        Radoslav Ivanov  21 hours back

                                                                        Where is the dude who put cheese on EVERYTHING?

                                                                        • suraciddac
                                                                          suraciddac  21 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  22 hours back

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

                                                                            • Krasniqi Vaide
                                                                              Krasniqi Vaide  22 hours back

                                                                              Is not french fries is Belgian fries

                                                                              • no name
                                                                                no name  22 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  22 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  23 hours back

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

                                                                                      • RaymarnGaming
                                                                                        RaymarnGaming  23 hours back

                                                                                        Wrong, wrong, wrong,...

                                                                                        • Ron Swanson
                                                                                          Ron Swanson  23 hours back

                                                                                          Why does the home cook always seem the best

                                                                                          • Maryam0992
                                                                                            Maryam0992  24 hours back

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

                                                                                            • Fateha Zafar
                                                                                              Fateha Zafar  1 days back


                                                                                              • Susanna
                                                                                                Susanna  1 days back

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

                                                                                                • Iris Liang
                                                                                                  Iris Liang  1 days back

                                                                                                  Palak looks creepy in my opinion