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

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  • 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 • 4 797

  • Luis F Arredondo
    Luis F Arredondo  46 less than a minute 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  3 minutes back

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

      • Purental Advisory
        Purental Advisory  4 minutes back

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

        • Nicklas Damron
          Nicklas Damron  5 minutes back

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

          • 3477C
            3477C  10 minutes 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  11 minutes 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  11 minutes back

                “I recommend eating this when your sad” A QUEEN

                • Raiders Nation
                  Raiders Nation  11 minutes back

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

                  • GreenCornucopia
                    GreenCornucopia  12 minutes 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.  20 minutes back

                      Bring palak back i love her

                      • Deya Inyra
                        Deya Inyra  22 minutes back

                        Why would u fry the fries before making the sauce

                        • Elvira Shekeeva
                          Elvira Shekeeva  29 minutes back

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

                          • Katie
                            Katie  31 minutes 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  35 minutes back

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

                              So pretentious! Worst series ever!!!

                              • Tyler James
                                Tyler James  43 minutes back

                                Taste the food, so much waste of time

                                • Anna Goel
                                  Anna Goel  57 minutes back

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

                                  • Robert Barraza
                                    Robert Barraza  1 hours back

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

                                    • Isaactheminer
                                      Isaactheminer  1 hours back

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

                                      • Khoi Le
                                        Khoi Le  1 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  1 hours back

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

                                          • philovesarthz
                                            philovesarthz  1 hours back

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

                                            • DeltroxTv
                                              DeltroxTv  1 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  2 hours back

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

                                                • Phoenix KittyQ
                                                  Phoenix KittyQ  2 hours back

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

                                                  • joyaah93
                                                    joyaah93  2 hours back

                                                    Curry and fries? GURL NO

                                                    • Johnathan —____—
                                                      Johnathan —____—  2 hours back

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

                                                      • joyaah93
                                                        joyaah93  2 hours back

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

                                                        • Kivan
                                                          Kivan  2 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  2 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  2 hours back

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

                                                              • rash stov
                                                                rash stov  2 hours back

                                                                - Muuuuum I'm hungry.
                                                                - Ok honey, what do you want?
                                                                - Hmmmm... French fries?
                                                                - No problem kiddo.
                                                                .... 5 days later
                                                                - Your lunch is ready! Son?... Honeeey? Are you alive?

                                                                • ryanfire42
                                                                  ryanfire42  2 hours back

                                                                  One of the best (and quickest ways to get crispy fries is to boil the cut potato for a few minutes before draining and frying. Works like a charm.

                                                                  • andres lopez
                                                                    andres lopez  2 hours back

                                                                    Tajin wtf lol

                                                                    • Tesla Op
                                                                      Tesla Op  3 hours back

                                                                      How tf can you work with those sleeves

                                                                      • guguigugu
                                                                        guguigugu  3 hours back

                                                                        thanks for letting me lnow about the cold oil method

                                                                        • TheIdiotChallenge
                                                                          TheIdiotChallenge  3 hours back

                                                                          Amateur did not use frozen fries.....fail.

                                                                          • zether720
                                                                            zether720  3 hours back

                                                                            If I goto a restaurant and order some fries and they tell me it'll be ready in 4 hours to a day, Im walking out.

                                                                            • Nathan Jack
                                                                              Nathan Jack  3 hours back

                                                                              I'm surprised the level 1 chef didn't pull thru a drive-thru

                                                                              • Brooklyne Santos
                                                                                Brooklyne Santos  3 hours back

                                                                                I don’t know if it’s just me but I prefer limp soggy French fries over crispy. Does this make me a monster.

                                                                                • Mojo Jaye
                                                                                  Mojo Jaye  3 hours back

                                                                                  All three =FAIL

                                                                                  • The Whisky Scout
                                                                                    The Whisky Scout  3 hours back

                                                                                    I like mine double fried with mustard, ketchup and sea salt. You can take all the rest of it and pitch it out the back door.

                                                                                    • Jay Trock
                                                                                      Jay Trock  3 hours back

                                                                                      Seems very racist to have two black women cooking french fries.

                                                                                      • james widebow
                                                                                        james widebow  3 hours back

                                                                                        do you people also boil them before frying them? I just do the 2nd...

                                                                                        • Robloxionnight Gaming
                                                                                          Robloxionnight Gaming  3 hours back

                                                                                          I chose baby oil

                                                                                          • Exzaf
                                                                                            Exzaf  3 hours back

                                                                                            Damn, I air fry my fries so theyre not as bad for my weight. I haven't had a real fry in a while

                                                                                            • Cezary J.
                                                                                              Cezary J.  4 hours back

                                                                                              Where's Lorenzo?

                                                                                              • CHLOÉ RENÉE
                                                                                                CHLOÉ RENÉE  4 hours back

                                                                                                It’s hard to follow with the way this is edited.

                                                                                                • DarkWinter8
                                                                                                  DarkWinter8  4 hours back

                                                                                                  I can't help but think that this one of those cases where the Level 3 chef knows too much.