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?

    Check out the recipe on the ICE blog: https://www.ice.edu/blog/palak-patel-french-fries

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Comments • 8 193

  • Joseph Koranyi
    Joseph Koranyi  1 hours back

    Level 2 chef: We want a nice golden texture.

    • Benjamin Hovatter
      Benjamin Hovatter  3 hours back

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

      • Ashford Wyrd
        Ashford Wyrd  8 hours back

        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.

        • Summah-rose Dickson
          Summah-rose Dickson  9 hours back

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

          • FATTELYAH
            FATTELYAH  10 hours back

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

            • Mystical_MTVR YT
              Mystical_MTVR YT  12 hours back

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

              • Kimchi Pizza
                Kimchi Pizza  17 hours back

                The level three chef is making Asian 😂 kimchi fries

                • MrGtoriginal
                  MrGtoriginal  19 hours back

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

                  • Gilles Pare
                    Gilles Pare  2 days back

                    THE BLACK ÉDITION i’m not racist

                    • Strelok
                      Strelok  2 days back

                      lvl 3 chef has crazy eyes

                      • Marko Stojanović
                        Marko Stojanović  2 days back

                        ngl level 1 looks the best

                        • Bryson Thomas
                          Bryson Thomas  2 days back

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

                          • gerl stahp
                            gerl stahp  2 days back

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

                            imagine the struggle

                            • gerl stahp
                              gerl stahp  2 days back

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

                              • gerl stahp
                                gerl stahp  2 days back

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

                                • Nathan Goytia
                                  Nathan Goytia  2 days back

                                  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.

                                  • Long Live Phoenix
                                    Long Live Phoenix  3 days back

                                    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

                                    • Caragea Elvis
                                      Caragea Elvis  3 days back

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

                                      • Wahaj ur Rehman
                                        Wahaj ur Rehman  3 days back

                                        I like african american people cuase they are so funny

                                        • Stacey Weeaks
                                          Stacey Weeaks  4 days back

                                          Fermented potatoes = vodka

                                          • zellpenguin
                                            zellpenguin  4 days back

                                            omg bring back Chef Palak more often!

                                            • mary daens
                                              mary daens  4 days back

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

                                              • Cil Ordonez
                                                Cil Ordonez  5 days back

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

                                                • Gina Maria Kleinmartin

                                                  I want JUST fries!

                                                  • Dewi Savitri
                                                    Dewi Savitri  6 days back

                                                    I got more knowledge from this channel 😍

                                                    • iiKyanite
                                                      iiKyanite  6 days back

                                                      Is it just me or Palak kinda looks adorable 🥺🥺

                                                      • Pieter Brakenhoff
                                                        Pieter Brakenhoff  6 days back

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

                                                        • Laggy Plays
                                                          Laggy Plays  6 days back

                                                          I. EAT. FRIES

                                                          • rp Damdul
                                                            rp Damdul  6 days back

                                                            Chef Palak is so pretty and charismatic!

                                                            • Lalocke28
                                                              Lalocke28  6 days back

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

                                                              • Sourya Poudel
                                                                Sourya Poudel  6 days back

                                                                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."

                                                                • KillerHax
                                                                  KillerHax  7 days back

                                                                  First time ever the Amateur food looks better.

                                                                  • Lisa Jones
                                                                    Lisa Jones  7 days back

                                                                    Level 0 chef: Frozen French fries baked for 5 minutes

                                                                    • Simon Arthroscopy
                                                                      Simon Arthroscopy  1 weeks back

                                                                      Level 3 chef that actually smiles

                                                                      • Bootstataboots
                                                                        Bootstataboots  1 weeks back

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

                                                                        • Turbobro 02
                                                                          Turbobro 02  1 weeks back

                                                                          Osmosis? Salt particles move in its diffusion

                                                                          • J
                                                                            J  1 weeks back

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

                                                                            • Jeffrey Whitworth
                                                                              Jeffrey Whitworth  1 weeks back

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

                                                                              • burningphoenix36
                                                                                burningphoenix36  1 weeks back

                                                                                When level two made crinkle cut, she failed.

                                                                                • flyinganqel
                                                                                  flyinganqel  1 weeks back

                                                                                  1:56 robot simulator?

                                                                                  • Warning Danger
                                                                                    Warning Danger  1 weeks back

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

                                                                                    • Jakob Svensson
                                                                                      Jakob Svensson  1 weeks back

                                                                                      Level 3 chef be sounding like Angela from the office

                                                                                      • Prachi Mishra
                                                                                        Prachi Mishra  1 weeks back

                                                                                        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..

                                                                                        • XXXAssassinXXX
                                                                                          XXXAssassinXXX  1 weeks back

                                                                                          Bruh the level 3 chef is trying to hard I bet you they don’t even taste good

                                                                                          • U READ THIS
                                                                                            U READ THIS  1 weeks back

                                                                                            The level 1 chef was actually doing some fancy stuff

                                                                                            • Philip Sacaguti
                                                                                              Philip Sacaguti  1 weeks back

                                                                                              Idk why but I now feel that most of the level 3 chefs didn't actually graduat from ICE tbh. There are some chefs that screwed up their own recipes and some don't have the black piping along the ICE chef jackets, which is the standard jacket from the college. Not hating, just seems a bit suspicious as most of the graduates from the Institute usually pursue in the restaurantee business

                                                                                              • C Tom
                                                                                                C Tom  1 weeks back

                                                                                                Anyone a bit mad they put the sauce on the fries....

                                                                                                Look, I'm a crunch lover, and I kinda hate when it happens

                                                                                                • SoftRedina
                                                                                                  SoftRedina  1 weeks back

                                                                                                  Is belgium fries*