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

    Still haven’t subscribed to Epicurious on YouTube? ►► http://bit.ly/epiyoutubesub

    Browse thousands of recipes and videos from Bon Appétit, Gourmet, and more. Find inventive cooking ideas, ingredients, and restaurant menus from the world’s largest food archive.

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

Comments • 5 516

  • Axola Batyi
    Axola Batyi  15 minutes back

    I'll take 2 servings of Bianca's.

    • Plasma -
      Plasma -  3 hours back

      Just go down to McDonald's

      • Yohan Brad
        Yohan Brad  4 hours back

        The Level 2 chef is going to be a star could tell she's aiming to be a professional 🤣

        • just have fun
          just have fun  4 hours back

          the only things that goes well with french fries are ketchup mayo and sweet chili sauce

          • just have fun
            just have fun  4 hours back

            fermented . hell no . rich people food is disgusting

            • B o r p
              B o r p  6 hours back

              Once I was cooking fries but I decided to be lazy and I didn't dry off the fries so they still had water, only problem was I was cooking them in oil so I almost burned down our kitchen for the second time-

              • Addison Gray
                Addison Gray  6 hours back

                Well now we all know more about fries then our friends. Lol
                Half of the video was her talking about French fries

                • Stephanie Gould
                  Stephanie Gould  6 hours back

                  Bianca is annoying af.

                  • Kingpurest
                    Kingpurest  7 hours back

                    Trust me Bianca's reasoning wasn't pectin breakdown rate

                    • duby149
                      duby149  9 hours back

                      I cant be the only that throws a bag of frozen in the oven with a shredded cheese and calls it a day lmaooooo

                      • Moha Mmd
                        Moha Mmd  9 hours back

                        Video title be like: waste 13 mins & hate your own fries afterwards

                        • p0rt3r
                          p0rt3r  9 hours back

                          Chef: "Do you want fries with that?"
                          Me: "Sure. I ordered them last week!"
                          Chef: "My man!"
                          Both: **bro-fist**

                          • B CH
                            B CH  9 hours back

                            None of these looked very good, but I'd probably go with the Level 1 chef's fries. But give me some damn ketchup!

                            • Tach Lnk
                              Tach Lnk  10 hours back

                              If Gordon Ramsay watches the video, he will be angry at the second chef for frozen French fries.

                              • Omer Zeevi
                                Omer Zeevi  10 hours back

                                Since when fries goes well with apples??


                                • Syya Fire
                                  Syya Fire  10 hours back

                                  Oi the thumb nail is backwards

                                  • Sike Vlogs
                                    Sike Vlogs  11 hours back

                                    Level 1’s looked the best 😂

                                    • fabnsass
                                      fabnsass  12 hours back

                                      I stick the cut and seasoned potatoes into the oven and that's it. I don't do the water thing or use litters of oil, a simple drip of oil with salt and pepper is good enough. Maybe add a pinch of garlic powder if you are feeling fancy, but that's it. Their sauces all scare me, just use salsa, ketchup and/or string cheese.

                                      • Person A
                                        Person A  12 hours back

                                        Me: I’ll have some fries for lunch please..
                                        Chef: That’ll be ready in five days

                                        • Amano Yuuji
                                          Amano Yuuji  13 hours back

                                          1:56 that sound error

                                          • Alana Cunnigham
                                            Alana Cunnigham  13 hours back

                                            Still can't compete with McDonald's fries

                                            • john dowe
                                              john dowe  13 hours back

                                              helloo nutmeg daddy, wait wrong video ..

                                              • Matthew Sanders
                                                Matthew Sanders  14 hours back

                                                Are you serious.....golden brown texture?

                                                • douglas ascencio
                                                  douglas ascencio  14 hours back

                                                  Calypso Queso, boy do that sounds cool.

                                                  • Arda
                                                    Arda  15 hours back

                                                    it's funny because osmosis is just the opposite of what she said :)))

                                                    • Cooking for the missus
                                                      Cooking for the missus  16 hours back

                                                      I love these videos, I would deffo be closer to a level 1 chef.

                                                      • Isaac S
                                                        Isaac S  16 hours back

                                                        That girl looks so uncomfortable

                                                        • Bagja Kertasafari
                                                          Bagja Kertasafari  16 hours back

                                                          may i know the level 4 girl's name?

                                                          • Elisa Idir
                                                            Elisa Idir  16 hours back

                                                            Level 0: heat up oil, peel and slice up potatoes, add salt, throw them in oil, take them out, serve and eat.

                                                            • ding dOoOoOonG
                                                              ding dOoOoOonG  17 hours back

                                                              they put the sauce on top...

                                                              *how to unsee*

                                                              • Wolf Blood
                                                                Wolf Blood  17 hours back

                                                                Just by looking at the thumbnail the amateurs looks the best

                                                                • John Flin
                                                                  John Flin  18 hours back

                                                                  5:55 sonagoneskun lol that's why I heard 🤣🤣

                                                                  • Gamer ki playsss
                                                                    Gamer ki playsss  18 hours back

                                                                    I wish that
                                                                    The level one could taste the level 2's,
                                                                    The level two could taste the level 3's
                                                                    And the Level 3s the level 4's

                                                                    • FortniteGamer2018 YT
                                                                      FortniteGamer2018 YT  18 hours back

                                                                      Imagine seeing that title and see that the French fries of the Amateur seem to look a lot more tastier than the ones of the expert.

                                                                      • Zoe Lam
                                                                        Zoe Lam  19 hours back

                                                                        I can cook better than them.

                                                                        I watch BWB and YSAC

                                                                        • Jordan Costello
                                                                          Jordan Costello  21 hours back

                                                                          I just click on these videos to read the funny comments

                                                                          • Paula Costa
                                                                            Paula Costa  22 hours back

                                                                            This show is kinda weird...
                                                                            Lvl 1: 'hi I like to cook because Its impossible to eat potato's raw'
                                                                            Chef: ' haha u funny I'm a CheEf with 3000 years of experience, I inVeNTed fire:

                                                                            • lol cat
                                                                              lol cat  22 hours back

                                                                              Go to McDonald’s instead of waiting a week

                                                                              • All Changes
                                                                                All Changes  23 hours back

                                                                                Western people: We need to wait till it gets up to 300 degrees c
                                                                                Asian people: We don't do that here

                                                                                • Braidyn Sherwood
                                                                                  Braidyn Sherwood  1 days back

                                                                                  None of them look good

                                                                                  • Destiny Rodriguez
                                                                                    Destiny Rodriguez  1 days back

                                                                                    Level 1 chef French fries with level 2 chefs queso sauce ,, the perfect fries 👍🏻

                                                                                    level 3 chefs fries and sauce wasn’t it tbh

                                                                                    • Eden ETC
                                                                                      Eden ETC  1 days back

                                                                                      I’ve worked at places that make fries, this video is making me cringe 😬

                                                                                      • Javier Bejarano
                                                                                        Javier Bejarano  1 days back


                                                                                        • Claw Glade Entertainment

                                                                                          I'mma just go make poutine now.

                                                                                          • rusted corvid.butterfly

                                                                                            Am I the only one who eats their fries with ranch

                                                                                            • Dustin Platt
                                                                                              Dustin Platt  1 days back

                                                                                              Is it just me or could you literally just open a bag of steak fries, fry them in oil and get some ketchup and like. 8 minutes it's done.

                                                                                              Wtf am I gonna do with curry apple garlic Cream de la Suge Knight with fries?

                                                                                              THEY'RE JUST FRIES

                                                                                              • KissMyNikes
                                                                                                KissMyNikes  1 days back

                                                                                                Sour cream with Tabasco and lime is food for stoners Lmao

                                                                                                • KissMyNikes
                                                                                                  KissMyNikes  1 days back

                                                                                                  Bruh I ain't got time to wait a week for my fries. That's not professional at all Lmao