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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  • Abby 13
    Abby 13  2 hours back

    No ketchup

    • fomalhaut86
      fomalhaut86  3 hours back

      Well my fires are level 0. Peel potatoes, cut them, fry them in oil at 200 deg C, drain them top with salt. Done.

      • Timothy Tan
        Timothy Tan  8 hours back

        Umm... osmosis is movement of moisture, not salt.

        • Elias Stark
          Elias Stark  9 hours back

          I love her, but Level 2s sleeves *stress me out* SO MUCH.

          • Emre Reyiz
            Emre Reyiz  13 hours back

            1:44 she didnt wear safety glasess

            • Henry Chan
              Henry Chan  15 hours back

              1:46 yeah no please go back to science class, that's not what osmosis does.

              • dixon pinfold
                dixon pinfold  16 hours back

                Palak blew it when she tasted her dish and said: "Perfect." If you think that's a really big word and not one for applying to yourself or your creations, you're probably outside the narcissist community.

                • kira berg friis
                  kira berg friis  16 hours back

                  Level 3

                  • Travon Girtley
                    Travon Girtley  19 hours back

                    Good god! They over complicated the f*** out of this simple side dish. Who the hell preps French fries a week in advance. I wonder how long it would take them to make a bowl of cereal.

                    • Julija
                      Julija  21 hours back

                      am i the only one that just cuts them and fry them(once)

                      • suraj patel
                        suraj patel  1 days back

                        Did she say 1 week

                        • Sébastien CORDELETTE
                          Sébastien CORDELETTE  1 days back

                          French guy looking this video : "Ouate de phoque? 0.0"

                          • Adhrit Shrivastava
                            Adhrit Shrivastava  1 days back

                            BRO APPLE SAUCE WTF

                            • khalid nufus
                              khalid nufus  1 days back

                              I think they confused level 1 with level 2

                              • BAŞAR ÇETİN
                                BAŞAR ÇETİN  1 days back



                                • DJ SONA
                                  DJ SONA  1 days back

                                  One week???????

                                  • 須賀良一
                                    須賀良一  1 days back

                                    The level 4 scientist should cook "the scientifically perfect meal", instead of explaining.

                                    • KIOSHI
                                      KIOSHI  1 days back

                                      There’s only 1 lvl when making good french fries.

                                      Cut them around 0.7 cm (quarter of an inch) thick.
                                      Blanch them, take them out and then crank up the heat.
                                      Fry until golden.
                                      Add salt.
                                      Mayo/Ketchup separately.

                                      • Michael Davis
                                        Michael Davis  1 days back

                                        Have none of them ever heard of ketchup?

                                        • lil cheese dog
                                          lil cheese dog  2 days back

                                          Wheres frank and lorenzo

                                          • SelfLoveU
                                            SelfLoveU  2 days back

                                            OH MY GOODNESS!!! This makes me realize how unhealthy fries really are; bad for you. Bad! Bad!

                                            • Josh Comfort
                                              Josh Comfort  2 days back

                                              Level 1 always varies. Sometimes I feel like Level 1 would instagram some box cake they made.

                                              Level 2 always makes me feel like they could be a level 3 if they wanted to be.

                                              • Magus Lizard
                                                Magus Lizard  2 days back

                                                Belgians wanting to stab their eyes out after this video

                                                • DD-8786 Fortnite Creative

                                                  just go to mcdonlads. cheap & delcious

                                                  • Redridge07
                                                    Redridge07  2 days back

                                                    A level 1 chef would cook homestyle fries by cutting the whole potatoes, dropping them in ice water with salt for 15 mins, and then deep-frying once.

                                                    • kvernesdotten
                                                      kvernesdotten  2 days back

                                                      ...Opera tourettes?

                                                      • joshua labordo
                                                        joshua labordo  2 days back

                                                        The level 3 chef is so pretty.. 😍

                                                        • Diego Rivera
                                                          Diego Rivera  2 days back

                                                          I'm starting to have a big crush with the level 4 food scientist 😍

                                                          • gundahlyangachi
                                                            gundahlyangachi  3 days back

                                                            No one:
                                                            Absolutely no one:

                                                            Palak: Dip the fries in apple sauce

                                                            • John Rife
                                                              John Rife  3 days back

                                                              I make my own sauce I call special sauce. It's Mayo and ketchup missed together.

                                                              • Vegan ASMR
                                                                Vegan ASMR  3 days back

                                                                Jus give me some f'en fries!

                                                                • Primordial Kiryu231
                                                                  Primordial Kiryu231  3 days back

                                                                  Adam Ragusea: ya’ll call those French fries? *Hold my beer*

                                                                  • First Last
                                                                    First Last  3 days back

                                                                    Palak looks young

                                                                    • jewhoe
                                                                      jewhoe  3 days back

                                                                      When are we getting the Bon Appetit team to be Level 3 cooks?

                                                                      • PG Plays Video Games
                                                                        PG Plays Video Games  3 days back

                                                                        raw onions on fries? are you high?

                                                                        • WeirdOo
                                                                          WeirdOo  3 days back

                                                                          Am i the only one that isn't interested in lvl 4?

                                                                          • Businassman
                                                                            Businassman  3 days back

                                                                            Эмм.. ну я понимю, толерантность, и все такое.. но не слишком ли много шоколада в моей голове после просмотра данного видео? TOO MUCH CHOKOLADES IN MY BRAIN AFTER THIS, CAN U ADD SOME MILK IN IT THANKS A LOT.(its about ladies, in confidense)

                                                                            • Skowe LoL
                                                                              Skowe LoL  3 days back

                                                                              Let’s get Gordon Ramsey to do the level 4 AND tasting

                                                                              • the window that gets wiped whenever seokjin laughs

                                                                                idk abt yall but i’d chow down level 3 chef’s fries in a heartbeat

                                                                                • Natalie Prakobkit
                                                                                  Natalie Prakobkit  4 days back

                                                                                  Bianca “and for my sauce, RANCH”. That girl is level 2

                                                                                  • 80sMeavyHetal
                                                                                    80sMeavyHetal  4 days back

                                                                                    Jesus Christ, just peal, cut, wash and dry them, cover them with oil in a hot pan. When they get soft put them out for a couple of minutes, back in until golden, done.

                                                                                    • Dianne Sophia
                                                                                      Dianne Sophia  4 days back

                                                                                      Tf who puts applesauce in fries???
                                                                                      I think we need emily here

                                                                                      • Justin Jeffrey
                                                                                        Justin Jeffrey  4 days back

                                                                                        I just want to point out that in every other "three level chef" video Ive watched, the level one chef seems awkward and embarassed like they know the viewers are going to compare and laugh at their meal.
                                                                                        In this video however, this level one chef seems very proud of her work, the whole time. Good lookin out Bianca.

                                                                                        • Artemis Ackerman Nightcore

                                                                                          Lvl 3 chef : it's fermented

                                                                                          Mom: they smell rotten

                                                                                          • PETRONELLA DIDALELWA
                                                                                            PETRONELLA DIDALELWA  4 days back

                                                                                            Level 1 has the cutest hair

                                                                                            • Bevin Warren
                                                                                              Bevin Warren  4 days back

                                                                                              I'll admit, I cringed when I saw potato batons in cold oil.

                                                                                              • jamespooh2
                                                                                                jamespooh2  5 days back

                                                                                                No lie I want to try the brined fry recipe. Looks simple enough

                                                                                                • jamespooh2
                                                                                                  jamespooh2  5 days back

                                                                                                  First video where I'd eat all 3. Great job!