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

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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


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Oct 8, 2019




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Golden Pearl
Golden Pearl 8 hours ago
Is her name really palak
m.o.a sky2
m.o.a sky2 8 hours ago
who *actually* watched the explanation part of this video? just curious
Bryan Kim
Bryan Kim 8 hours ago
I wish they would do a taste test at the end conducted by a panel of judges
Lowry 8 hours ago
if you pour sauce over the chips, youre dead to me
Kurt Santos
Kurt Santos 8 hours ago
For some reason i feel as if the homecook is better than the expert chef but some methods the expert chef used is smart.
Lowry 8 hours ago
indian woman just makes some pickled chips wtf
Richard 8 hours ago
Not going to lie, all 3 looked absolutely amazing, and I would watch a tv show featuring any of the 3 chefs lol - this episode was great!!
Origami Lover
Origami Lover 8 hours ago
Why try so hard to make crispy fries and then soak them in sauce? French fries are yummy enough without softening them with liquid.
murrrmur 8 hours ago
I like all these ladies, very entertaining!
Sentionaut 9 hours ago
Cooking is stupid. This is how privileged we are in life, some woman can make fermented fries and with applesauce. Sounds great
sade 9 hours ago
Did she ferment fries like they're kimchi
Emmanuel 9 hours ago
This food scientist makes me feel so awkward
Lila Chakrabarti
Lila Chakrabarti 9 hours ago
“Ehehehehehehehehe it got stuck it got stuck” I love her OMG
Svitojus 9 hours ago
Editing makes me dizzy. Guys, its about things they do and don't do, right? Well, contrary to what you have decided - linear progression of the story would be much easier to follow.
Breeze Smith
Breeze Smith 9 hours ago
KETCHUP????? Where's the KETCHUP?????
Al Patino
Al Patino 9 hours ago
Hearing lvl one scrape the fork off her teeth made me die inside. No thanks...
TheMagicalSofa 9 hours ago
If I want french fries, I'm just cutting up potatoes, putting them in water to remove starch, drying, frying, hitting with salt and pepper, using ketchup as a dip, and I'm done. This is too fancy for me.
Basic Name
Basic Name 9 hours ago
Im sorry my moms fries are the best and she only do them with potatoes just that and oil too but yea ther good
DVR 189
DVR 189 10 hours ago
Crushing hard on Palak😍
Esther Welch
Esther Welch 10 hours ago
If a fry doesn't pair well with ranch I dont want it.
Erik Peterson
Erik Peterson 10 hours ago
damn I was really looking forward to Steven's NY Cheesecake Fries
Dominque S. C.
Dominque S. C. 10 hours ago
this was Emilys time to shine. I want level 1s fries
Mandy G Adams
Mandy G Adams 10 hours ago
Skinny fries are better then fat fries Change my mind
kizzle 10 hours ago
any real amateur uses frozen store bought fries
Thomas Place
Thomas Place 10 hours ago
Did this level 3 chef just say osmosis brought salt into the potatoes?! Osmosis is the movement of water girl, the water is being drawn out of the potatoes since there’s more solute (the salt) in the brine. Just so happens the potatoes get saltier because, surprise, there’s salt in the water. Pay attention in science, kids.
michael mclean
michael mclean 10 hours ago
is the level 2 chef Andre the Black Nerd's sister?
dinoboi 7
dinoboi 7 11 hours ago
Level 4 : *gordan ramsey*
Cristina Q
Cristina Q 11 hours ago
Why mess up a simple delicacy? Potatoes+ oil +salt +ppr towel+ KETCHUP
Adrian Bitsinnie
Adrian Bitsinnie 11 hours ago
Cant believe were this far into this series and theyre still tasting their own dish 😭😭😂 but for real, no precut fries for a level 1??? Waaaaaah
Christopher Garza
Christopher Garza 11 hours ago
Lol, if I ever told my mom to ferment my french fries for 5 days along with the double frying method. I would have been murder to death that very moment with the Nintendo controller in my hands. Lmfao. I love my mom .
Donald trump and Rich piana
Level 4 ? There is only 3 persons there!!!
Saima Chaudry
Saima Chaudry 11 hours ago
Starch is actually a sugar 😒
Keshav Nathoo
Keshav Nathoo 11 hours ago
Omg omg ,french fries! 😍
Keybraker 11 hours ago
Level 1 and level 2 are trash
Ali Hussain
Ali Hussain 12 hours ago
Yo that Palak tho! She's got gorgeous hair!
Q M 12 hours ago
Whats with the zooming tho?
- -ZEЯRΘX VIЯΛL 12 hours ago
"I would like a set of fries please?" *5 days later "Here you go sir"
Morgan Nixon
Morgan Nixon 12 hours ago
Chef 2’s fries were perfect before that cheese sauce!!!
Life for Nut
Life for Nut 12 hours ago
overact -_-
Boxer 22
Boxer 22 12 hours ago
You should get each chef to taste each other’s food and praise and critique them
Shaco the Demon Jester
Red potatoes with applesauce... Is it just me or is level 3 the worst one this time.
10,000 subs with no videos?
*when the level 1 looks the best*
RZWN 12 hours ago
Or you can go to the shops and order some chips
Petar Jovanovic
Petar Jovanovic 13 hours ago
Girl thats not how osmosis works. Love the confidence tho.
Blue Slushie
Blue Slushie 13 hours ago
If that's level one than what am I? I burnt pasta TWICE because I forgot to put water in it. PASTA.
Briana 13 hours ago
Instead of food scientist the should have people blind test there food and find a winner
New User
New User 13 hours ago
You have to wait 5 days before you can start cooking level 3 fries🤦‍♂️
FrancesBaconandEggs 13 hours ago
That’s not osmosis 😒 osmosis is the diffusion of water across a semi-permeable membrane.
NəverEnding MŁ
NəverEnding MŁ 13 hours ago
The level 3 chef looks like a anime character...
Daniels 13 hours ago
That's the most confident level 1 ever
uzernamechecksout 14 hours ago
Ain't nobody got time for that. I fry them once in sunflower or rapeseed oil after washing them twice. No one complained and fries are my favorite food. 😜 As for sauce it's either Greek yogurt with smashed garlic or I make a garlic paste (not with blender) and put it on top of the fries and cover them for 5-10 minutes to get the flavors. Any potatoes can be good. I do russet tbh. Level 1 seems to be the most delish.
Norah 14 hours ago
Level 3 fries looks soooooo goooooodddd
Emaan Khan
Emaan Khan 15 hours ago
This episode was so much fun because of everyone involved!
DC Infinity
DC Infinity 15 hours ago
Level one legit boiled her fries in oil for 30 minutes hahaha those are like next level unhealthy
Yolanda Nainggolan
Yolanda Nainggolan 15 hours ago
The level 3 chef is so gorgeous with that smile ❤❤
Logan Hitch
Logan Hitch 15 hours ago
Stray Calico Cat
Stray Calico Cat 15 hours ago
For some reason, the level 3 Chef seems more alive and engaging than the other level 3 chefs in this series...
Hamna Yahya
Hamna Yahya 16 hours ago
Y making it so complicated....They are just frenchfries after all
Andre Mckinney
Andre Mckinney 16 hours ago
Wow lol I really don't know what to say. If I had to make a choice I would pick the last chef number 3 fries to eat but I would not taste the sauce at all I would eat the fries only. Outside of that I'm just not sure I would like none of the sauces and I would try the other 2 women fries.
Tori A
Tori A 16 hours ago
Nobody: Absolutely nobody: Palak: MY FERMENTED POTATOES
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