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 • 5 382

  • Yusuf Challenge
    Yusuf Challenge  15 minutes back

    level 2 made me wanna click away from this video

    • floimen
      floimen  17 minutes back

      Really? A video about making French fries that's 13 minutes long?🙄 jeez

      • Kevin
        Kevin  47 minutes back

        I just love how all the level 1 cooks are all laid back, it's so nice.

        • ASloppyJoe
          ASloppyJoe  57 minutes back

          I think this would be neat if the Level 3 chef was given a time limit. "I want to eat this stuff tonight" kinda thing. See them work in their element; in an actual kitchen with actual customers ordering food.

          • LBU beats
            LBU beats  1 hours back


            • chloe.
              chloe.  2 hours back

              i didn't know there was a lot going on with palak's fries, i thought they were just potatoes that r fried and sprinkled with salt skskskks

              • Pandaplays
                Pandaplays  2 hours back

                Let’s all be honest we wish it was Emily and Lorenzo in this episode (or is it just me because I love there attitude)

                • Lana Lauwers
                  Lana Lauwers  2 hours back

                  As a Belgian woman who has eaten fresh french fries since forever I do not approve of this video at all :|

                  • Vincent Hübschmann
                    Vincent Hübschmann  2 hours back

                    I could actually imagine that they only casted women because people were getting upset about they implemented that women couldn’t cook when they had like Lorenzo and frank in

                    • Richard Luu
                      Richard Luu  2 hours back

                      45 minutes to cook fries?!? Getting me mad tight...

                      • dAt bOi
                        dAt bOi  2 hours back

                        Are people really out here studying science about food

                        • Gréëñ Tēå
                          Gréëñ Tēå  4 hours back

                          Level 3 chef: okay ig I'll have some french fries next week

                          • hehe Xd
                            hehe Xd  4 hours back

                            Why isnt there any white woman? That's pretty racist if you ask me

                            • Sakura Miyazono
                              Sakura Miyazono  4 hours back

                              I need my fries now

                              • Noob Plays/ Pro Plays
                                Noob Plays/ Pro Plays  5 hours back

                                What human alien eats fries with a FORK? OOOOOOOOOOOOOOCCCCCCCCCCCDDDDDDDDDDDD

                                • Ahsan Shah
                                  Ahsan Shah  5 hours back

                                  i wanna try these five day fries but im scared mom's gonna think I'm gone crazy

                                  • rosemaries69
                                    rosemaries69  5 hours back

                                    I just peel and cut the potatoes, leave them in water for 1 minute and then shallow fry them in olive oil. Great almost every time.

                                    • The Struggles of a Homebody

                                      Lvl 0 chef: bag of frozen precut fries, boil whatever oil your momma has on hand, and use the half empty bottle of ketchup you got.

                                      • Luca Molteni
                                        Luca Molteni  6 hours back

                                        A scientist using the imperial system?

                                        Try again America

                                        • Lewis C.
                                          Lewis C.  6 hours back

                                          Food scientist? Is there such a thing? Lol. By the way— why are all these people women? Why not include men? I don’t see a single Hispanic or Native American man or women here!

                                          • Jonny Real
                                            Jonny Real  7 hours back

                                            I like how she says ,,I have been a chef for ten years" but not I am a level 3 chef

                                            • R E
                                              R E  7 hours back

                                              Level 1 & 2 have a part time job working for Buzz Feed. Girls, tone it down a little, no need to be dramatic about every single step.

                                              • Izza Molina
                                                Izza Molina  8 hours back

                                                I would love to try that Level 3 fries

                                                • Innocent Killer
                                                  Innocent Killer  8 hours back

                                                  I m a simple person
                                                  I peel and cut potatoes
                                                  I fry em for 10 minutes
                                                  Add salt and enjoy with ketchup 🤷

                                                  • khairulnisaR
                                                    khairulnisaR  10 hours back

                                                    Level 1 is actually Level 1.5 and Level 2 is actually Level 1.8 at most.

                                                    • foutrie
                                                      foutrie  11 hours back

                                                      Never put fries in water after cutting them.

                                                      • SofiaStefanianBeautyRoom
                                                        SofiaStefanianBeautyRoom  11 hours back

                                                        Just cut the damn potatoes put some salt let the oil get very hot and the throw them in until they nice and golden and ready . To much work all off them ... sometimes the simplest things are the best

                                                        • Dr Erick
                                                          Dr Erick  11 hours back

                                                          This bish said apple sauce 💀

                                                          • Bobeng
                                                            Bobeng  11 hours back

                                                            Level 3 looks like Alita

                                                            • mike time
                                                              mike time  11 hours back

                                                              This is the most even episode

                                                              • I'm Everywhere
                                                                I'm Everywhere  12 hours back

                                                                I think i'm the only one that doesn't like Sweet Potatoes

                                                                • Ryōkaï Kun
                                                                  Ryōkaï Kun  12 hours back

                                                                  The french don't know anything about freaking fries, they cant freaking make it

                                                                  • Ryōkaï Kun
                                                                    Ryōkaï Kun  12 hours back

                                                                    Why do you even insist on calling it "french" fries

                                                                    • Ryōkaï Kun
                                                                      Ryōkaï Kun  12 hours back


                                                                      • Hanaan Aafia
                                                                        Hanaan Aafia  12 hours back

                                                                        I'd still prefer McDonald's fries😂

                                                                        • Ken
                                                                          Ken  12 hours back

                                                                          I'm not the only one who paused the video when she said five days.

                                                                          • Big Goose0
                                                                            Big Goose0  13 hours back

                                                                            *finally a level 3 chef that doesn't use $400 to make a sandwich*

                                                                            • Florent W.
                                                                              Florent W.  13 hours back

                                                                              msg from Belgium: Wtf are you trying to do ?

                                                                              • Bridgette Osiana
                                                                                Bridgette Osiana  13 hours back

                                                                                Honestly in the thumbnail, the level 1's fries looked tasty to me hmMmMMm...

                                                                                • Belinda Enata
                                                                                  Belinda Enata  14 hours back

                                                                                  So theirs a expert way to make French fries ? I don’t even like French fries.

                                                                                  • PelorusideA
                                                                                    PelorusideA  9 hours back

                                                                                    Belinda Enata you don’t like chips? Wow, now that’s a first for me

                                                                                • Gossip Girl
                                                                                  Gossip Girl  14 hours back

                                                                                  This metod may take a while but you only cook your fries one. - _Bianca 2019_

                                                                                  • Silent Feline
                                                                                    Silent Feline  15 hours back

                                                                                    The water would just go out of the potato, the salt wouldn’t go into it

                                                                                    That’s osmosis kids

                                                                                    • Dejojo Joey
                                                                                      Dejojo Joey  17 hours back

                                                                                      I can't be the only one who use the precut/frozen/ store bought/ ready to fried french fries can i ??

                                                                                      • FKA
                                                                                        FKA  17 hours back

                                                                                        As a French person, I feel insulted by all 3 of them.

                                                                                        • harshitha vadlapudi
                                                                                          harshitha vadlapudi  17 hours back

                                                                                          Hit for a Indian spice,, turmeric 🤗

                                                                                          • shashank kumar
                                                                                            shashank kumar  19 hours back

                                                                                            after all she is indian.

                                                                                            • jwelly bweans
                                                                                              jwelly bweans  20 hours back

                                                                                              I like level 1 & 2.. level 3 looks awful and alien, don't need to complicate it!!

                                                                                              • jwelly bweans
                                                                                                jwelly bweans  20 hours back

                                                                                                I'm confused with how they did the editing :(