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

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


  1. Đăng Khoa Phạm

    Đăng Khoa Phạm11 orë më parë

    Why do people keep the peel on?

  2. Jacqueline Perez

    Jacqueline Perez12 orë më parë

    "I really like potatoes" Same gurl, same

  3. Steluta Stanila

    Steluta Stanila14 orë më parë

    Am I the only one who would prefer the level one?


    AZOMBIERYO14 orë më parë

    But i want french fries today

  5. 『ᏖᏝᏝ』ᴚリʄイ

    『ᏖᏝᏝ』ᴚリʄイ18 orë më parë

    When the level 1 chef didn’t go to McDonald’s you know she’s overqualified

  6. Syed Khan

    Syed Khan20 orë më parë

    Why does the amateur one looks like expert and expert one looks like amateur one in thumbnail

  7. Mike Ell

    Mike Ell21 orë më parë


  8. Rinso Detergent

    Rinso Detergent21 orë më parë

    Um.. salt carried inside the potatoes is the effect of diffusion. Water inside potatoes drawn out, however, is the effect of osmosis. 🙃

  9. Cosmic Entity 13

    Cosmic Entity 13Ditë më parë

    5 days for fries? Nah I'm good

  10. Todimerlin

    TodimerlinDitë më parë

    Level 1 could’ve been a level 2

  11. Maria Regina

    Maria ReginaDitë më parë

    Emily would’ve used the frozen fries. I’m disappointed

  12. Kevin Long Kien Luu

    Kevin Long Kien LuuDitë më parë

    The way lvl 1 & lvl 2 chef are cutting is triggering me. Always guard your fingers with your nail- knuckle; we´re cutting potatoes not fingers.

  13. First Name Trygg

    First Name TryggDitë më parë

    There is NO way you can mess up fries. There is never too much pepper, or salt. Just don't pour ketchup all across and on the fries..

  14. James LaMarca

    James LaMarca2 ditë më parë

    Me watching this as I’m eating movie theatre fries

  15. Erum Baloch

    Erum Baloch2 ditë më parë

    Plz also mention the flame levels of all three chefs that is medium high low

  16. Big Zova

    Big Zova2 ditë më parë

    Ill try your apple sauce but im picking off that Parsely 😡

  17. Team Estaniel

    Team Estaniel2 ditë më parë

    Level 2 said that her name of the sauce is calypso queso but where is the queso cheese

  18. Joseph Koranyi

    Joseph Koranyi3 ditë më parë

    Level 2 chef: We want a nice golden texture.

  19. Benjamin Hovatter

    Benjamin Hovatter3 ditë më parë

    I’m sorry it’s so hard to watch the end when a kid is judging. A kid. I mean come on

  20. Ashford Wyrd

    Ashford Wyrd3 ditë më parë

    Where is the love for soggy fries? Growing up there was a place called Geri's Hamburgers (a 1950s nostalgia chain out of Beloit WI) that had the best fries ever. They came in a 1/2lb or full lb white paper bag. which would be soaked through by the time you got them home. The fries themselves were blond and limp, but the taste was heaven. No crispy fries ever tasted that good.

  21. Summah-rose Dickson

    Summah-rose Dickson3 ditë më parë

    I would have added chicken salt, it’s literally the best on chips 🤤🤤


    FATTELYAH3 ditë më parë

    Dude.. wheres Lorenzo?? Aint nobody can beat him

  23. Mystical_MTVR YT

    Mystical_MTVR YT3 ditë më parë

    Level 5: An average 8 yr old that goes to mcdonalds

  24. Kimchi Pizza

    Kimchi Pizza3 ditë më parë

    The level three chef is making Asian 😂 kimchi fries

  25. MrGtoriginal

    MrGtoriginal4 ditë më parë

    5 days is too long to wait for an order of fries.

  26. Gilles Pare

    Gilles Pare5 ditë më parë

    THE BLACK ÉDITION i’m not racist

  27. Strelok

    Strelok5 ditë më parë

    lvl 3 chef has crazy eyes

  28. Marko Stojanović

    Marko Stojanović5 ditë më parë

    ngl level 1 looks the best

  29. Bryson Thomas

    Bryson Thomas5 ditë më parë

    Why does the amateurs fries look the most appetizing and the chefs fries look the least appetizing

  30. Bryson Thomas

    Bryson Thomas2 ditë më parë

    viethuong vothai ok thanks

  31. viethuong vothai

    viethuong vothai2 ditë më parë

    Bryson Thomas because the level one put the sauce on, and she doesn’t double fry, which will make it browner not crisper. But, when put a sauce with a high water content on french fries, the fries will go soggy real quick. So in reality, the level one fries is not really that good.

  32. gerl stahp

    gerl stahp5 ditë më parë

    a whole week waiting to cook fries... takes less than 5 secs to finish eating it. imagine the struggle

  33. gerl stahp

    gerl stahp5 ditë më parë

    i didn't know that cooking fries is tougher than I imagined

  34. gerl stahp

    gerl stahp5 ditë më parë

    i didn't know that cooking fries is tougher than I imagined

  35. Nathan Goytia

    Nathan Goytia5 ditë më parë

    Disfuckinggusting. French fries with apple sauce? Quit the video immediately. Honestly I'm unsubscribing to this crap. Who calls themselves a level (number chef) its artificial numbers and I don't even like the "level 3" option the best every time. The only intelligent part is the explanation of the techniques at the end but that isnt worth the agony of watching fake skill level "chefs" make fake skill level dishes and explaining why it's good when the flavor isnt even there every time. 0/10.

  36. Long Live Phoenix

    Long Live Phoenix5 ditë më parë

    So nobody ever gone taste all the meals together and actually say which one is better....who ever admits they just made some nasty food???? lmaoooo

  37. Caragea Elvis

    Caragea Elvis6 ditë më parë

    Have anyone eat level 3 french fries? How it taste?

  38. Wahaj ur Rehman

    Wahaj ur Rehman6 ditë më parë

    I like african american people cuase they are so funny

  39. Stacey Weeaks

    Stacey Weeaks6 ditë më parë

    Fermented potatoes = vodka

  40. zellpenguin

    zellpenguin6 ditë më parë

    omg bring back Chef Palak more often!

  41. mary daens

    mary daens7 ditë më parë

    As a Belgian, I'm both offended and intrigued at the same time...

  42. Cil Ordonez

    Cil Ordonez8 ditë më parë

    Such a disgrace that level 1 chef ate the fries with a f*cking fork

  43. Gina Maria Kleinmartin

    Gina Maria Kleinmartin8 ditë më parë

    I want JUST fries!

  44. Dewi Savitri

    Dewi Savitri8 ditë më parë

    I got more knowledge from this channel 😍

  45. iiKyanite

    iiKyanite9 ditë më parë

    Is it just me or Palak kinda looks adorable 🥺🥺

  46. Pieter Brakenhoff

    Pieter Brakenhoff9 ditë më parë

    Come to my fry place in the Netherlands and please order a :"Grote friet met." This will show you what fries are about.

  47. Laggy Plays

    Laggy Plays9 ditë më parë


  48. rp Damdul

    rp Damdul9 ditë më parë

    Chef Palak is so pretty and charismatic!

  49. Lalocke28

    Lalocke289 ditë më parë

    Don't put wet toppings on your CRUNCHY fries!!!!!

  50. Sourya Poudel

    Sourya Poudel9 ditë më parë

    Level three's son :- "Hey mom, I'm hungry can we have some French fries 🍟." Level three:- " sure they will be ready in 1 week."

  51. KillerHax

    KillerHax10 ditë më parë

    First time ever the Amateur food looks better.

  52. Lisa Jones

    Lisa Jones10 ditë më parë

    Level 0 chef: Frozen French fries baked for 5 minutes

  53. Simon Arthroscopy

    Simon Arthroscopy10 ditë më parë

    Level 3 chef that actually smiles

  54. Bootstataboots

    Bootstataboots10 ditë më parë

    I really wanted to see how level 2 chef made the ridges in the fries. I haven't seen that done before.

  55. Turbobro 02

    Turbobro 0210 ditë më parë

    Osmosis? Salt particles move in its diffusion

  56. J

    J10 ditë më parë

    Carrying salt inside potato is not the proper description for osmosis....

  57. Jeffrey Whitworth

    Jeffrey Whitworth10 ditë më parë

    How can we overcomplicate a simple and delicious food . . . epicurious.

  58. burningphoenix36

    burningphoenix3611 ditë më parë

    When level two made crinkle cut, she failed.

  59. flyinganqel

    flyinganqel11 ditë më parë

    1:56 robot simulator?

  60. Warning Danger

    Warning Danger11 ditë më parë

    I love fried potatoes that way: Peel them, wash them, cut them, fry them, eat them without anything, even salt. :D

  61. Jakob Svensson

    Jakob Svensson11 ditë më parë

    Level 3 chef be sounding like Angela from the office

  62. Prachi Mishra

    Prachi Mishra11 ditë më parë

    I want to eat the french fries right now. need to go find a time machine to go back 5 days to ferment my effin level 3 fries..