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 • 4 819

  • sovannita so
    sovannita so  1 minutes back

    6:30 I think you got the level 1 and 2 mixed up.

    • Callie Daly
      Callie Daly  27 minutes back

      I think it would be so much better if they got to try each others

      • Tejashri Joshi
        Tejashri Joshi  28 minutes back

        All I asked was for long fried potato finger things! These people are on a war with potatoes in their kitchens! I died when she brought the green apples into the scene!!! Who needs all that?

        • Osith Manchanayake
          Osith Manchanayake  28 minutes back

          Who argees that the home cook is always the best

          • Subscribbled
            Subscribbled  29 minutes back

            No hate to the other ladies or anything, but this may be the first time the level 3 chef's food actually looks significantly better than the level 1 and 2's food.

            • Brandon Boyd
              Brandon Boyd  30 minutes back

              What's older, the food scientist or the ferment on the level 3's fries?

              • Updog
                Updog  37 minutes back

                I’m gay and im not even a chef

                • William Roscoe
                  William Roscoe  38 minutes back

                  Food scientist: I'm a food science expert so make me look like one!
                  Director: How about you hold an extendable pointer?
                  Food scientist: What the hell would I do with that?
                  Director: Don't point at anything with it.

                  • Chellie Estrella
                    Chellie Estrella  44 minutes back

                    I wish they gave recipes 😫

                    • thinkbottom
                      thinkbottom  45 minutes back

                      Palak is literally born to work with food ig because palak means spinach in hindi 😂😂

                      • MMANiNjA
                        MMANiNjA  1 hours back

                        when the level 3 chef said her cutting tool was dangerous, well she was right because i sliced part of my thumb meat off a while back.
                        Well healed now but damn i have not touched it since and it sits in my cabinet but it is a good tool if used right.

                        • Ehsan Xebeche
                          Ehsan Xebeche  1 hours back

                          me: honey i crave for fries.

                          wife: give me a week!

                          • Ivy Lee
                            Ivy Lee  2 hours back

                            “I really love potatoes.”

                            • A Well Dressed Male Papaya

                              The other food scientist was way better. This one feels like she is just reading off a telprompter where as the other one felt like she really knew what she was talking about.

                              • Adneris Deleon
                                Adneris Deleon  2 hours back

                                I don’t care how much time I got, I’m not making French fries that take longer then 30min

                                • Daniel Carbajal
                                  Daniel Carbajal  2 hours back


                                  • clara linda
                                    clara linda  2 hours back

                                    they clearly dont know how to make fries so I'm going to teach you guys

                                    open the frozen fries
                                    put them in REALLY HOT OIL
                                    salt... AND KETCHUP A LOT OF KETCHUPS
                                    that's it.

                                    ps: you can add cheddar if you're feeling fancy

                                    • clara linda
                                      clara linda  2 hours back

                                      ok but, WHO IN THE WHOLE WORLD HAVE TIME TO MAKE THE LEVEL 3 FRENCH FRIE

                                      • Luis F Arredondo
                                        Luis F Arredondo  2 hours back

                                        1:52 that's not how osmosis works. It actually works all the way around, the water will exit the potatoes, dehydration by different concentrations of salt.

                                        • Sandra Wu
                                          Sandra Wu  2 hours back

                                          PSH, I'm below a level 1 chef. I'll just buy it.

                                          • Purental Advisory
                                            Purental Advisory  2 hours back

                                            Sweet & simple just fry the damn fries! I rather take my time w. The meat then some damn potatoes 😭

                                            • Nicklas Damron
                                              Nicklas Damron  2 hours back

                                              Their isn't a single male in this video just realized

                                              • 3477C
                                                3477C  3 hours back

                                                These fries were the most convoluted i have ever seen, even the level 1. Still don't understand how these 4 levels, it's 3 levels with an explanation.

                                                • TilTheAM
                                                  TilTheAM  3 hours back

                                                  I feel that Level 3 has a calendar for her food so she doesn’t forget them in the fridge

                                                  • Aubrie Koontz
                                                    Aubrie Koontz  3 hours back

                                                    “I recommend eating this when your sad” A QUEEN

                                                    • Raiders Nation
                                                      Raiders Nation  3 hours back

                                                      Who makes French fries a week in advance I mean come on

                                                      • GreenCornucopia
                                                        GreenCornucopia  3 hours back

                                                        Ight it’s 11:27 p.m. I’m about to hit the sack, and I watched this video. Now I’m eating out my entire pantry...

                                                        • Ellie G.
                                                          Ellie G.  3 hours back

                                                          Bring palak back i love her

                                                          • Deya Inyra
                                                            Deya Inyra  3 hours back

                                                            Why would u fry the fries before making the sauce

                                                            • Elvira Shekeeva
                                                              Elvira Shekeeva  3 hours back

                                                              Level 60 chef: imma grow my own potatoes, extract oil myself, grow tomatoes for ketchup in my garden

                                                              • Katie
                                                                Katie  3 hours back

                                                                What I want to eat: Level 2
                                                                What I’m capable of making: Level 1
                                                                What I’m too scared to eat: Level 3

                                                                • mhump23
                                                                  mhump23  3 hours back

                                                                  Jeez ever heard of ketchup? Apple sauce...😂😂🤮

                                                                  So pretentious! Worst series ever!!!

                                                                  • Tyler James
                                                                    Tyler James  3 hours back

                                                                    Taste the food, so much waste of time

                                                                    • Anna Goel
                                                                      Anna Goel  3 hours back

                                                                      with a name like palak, no wonder she's a chef

                                                                      • Robert Barraza
                                                                        Robert Barraza  3 hours back

                                                                        Thank for fondling my breast and thinking I’m a girl 👧 I feel pretty 🥰

                                                                        • Isaactheminer
                                                                          Isaactheminer  3 hours back

                                                                          Why does that white girl sound like she has no soul?

                                                                          • Khoi Le
                                                                            Khoi Le  3 hours back

                                                                            Was anyone else focusing on the level 3 chef until she said "a week later". I was like hell nah

                                                                            • Jada Brown
                                                                              Jada Brown  4 hours back

                                                                              Why did the third chef act like a robot? Lol just me.

                                                                              • philovesarthz
                                                                                philovesarthz  4 hours back

                                                                                Finally a competent level 1 cook. I legit think level 1 cooks like Emily are there for the giggles.

                                                                                • DeltroxTv
                                                                                  DeltroxTv  4 hours back

                                                                                  everyone ruined the fries with the nasty cheese sauces. Who tf eats fries with cheese and not just ketchup

                                                                                  • Yosep Arizal
                                                                                    Yosep Arizal  4 hours back

                                                                                    The level 1 seems not too unskilled.
                                                                                    Level 3 cooking method is just too complicated.

                                                                                    • Phoenix KittyQ
                                                                                      Phoenix KittyQ  4 hours back

                                                                                      I love how all the chefs are so happy with their food. :) It's so lovely.

                                                                                      • joyaah93
                                                                                        joyaah93  4 hours back

                                                                                        Curry and fries? GURL NO

                                                                                        • Johnathan —____—
                                                                                          Johnathan —____—  4 hours back

                                                                                          Are we gonna ignore that she cooked French fries for 40 MINUTES IN OIL?? 😭😭

                                                                                          • joyaah93
                                                                                            joyaah93  4 hours back

                                                                                            I thought the amateur chef would've just bought frozen fries haha

                                                                                            • Kivan
                                                                                              Kivan  4 hours back

                                                                                              You can tell the majority of commenters here don’t know how to cook decent food because the concept of meal planning is so difficult for them to grasp

                                                                                              • Luxary
                                                                                                Luxary  4 hours back

                                                                                                Level 4 chef *if possible*
                                                                                                I put them in the fridge for 4 days then bake them

                                                                                                • Kyle Harris-Jeffers
                                                                                                  Kyle Harris-Jeffers  4 hours back

                                                                                                  I know she has to be doing that on purpose in all these videos. You all see it too