Chef Lena Tries 10 Of The Weirdest French Fry Recipes To Find The Perfect One

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  • Delish
    Delish   4 months back

    Pickle brine fries: Yes or No?

    • tdogGaming
      tdogGaming  2 months back

      moonlighter6 making fries in the oven is blasphemy Deep fried all the way

    • Piggy's Builds
      Piggy's Builds  3 months back

      yess delicious

    • Luke Bota
      Luke Bota  3 months back

      You guys need to do fried chicken recipes next!

    • ghostmemeboi
      ghostmemeboi  3 months back

      hell yes

    • John De Jong
      John De Jong  4 months back

      yes alway's.

  • Dara Chavez
    Dara Chavez  4 weeks back

    I never thought of French fries being blistery. 🤭

    • David Spivey
      David Spivey  1 months back

      Lena, you are the cutest, most entertaining and easiest to watch chef on YouTube! Keep on testing and being you. Love you! David in NC

      • Karmela Melgazo
        Karmela Melgazo  1 months back

        4:44 She throw it :D

        • Joe Altmaier
          Joe Altmaier  1 months back

          How about blanching? Which Is what all fast-food joints do, to get the crispy outer coating.

          • IamDMP
            IamDMP  2 months back

            You guys really need to revise your video titles

            • Jacinta Anthony
              Jacinta Anthony  2 months back

              Why’d you burn the fries

              • Cassandra
                Cassandra  2 months back

                Anyone else like soggy fries?

                • Marianna Z
                  Marianna Z  2 months back

                  The most amazing fries I've made consistently are frozen fries. Cut them then freeze them, much like the bagged stuff, and fry them straight from the freezer, no thaw. I've heard a theory that the freezing changes something in the starch structure. Fluffy on the inside, crunchy on the outside, and perfect french fry golden/yellow colour 😄

                  • VeraIsTheTruth
                    VeraIsTheTruth  2 months back

                    You should try soaking them with a little sugar next time.

                    • Jr jr
                      Jr jr  2 months back

                      The best French fry uses meat...#MeatFrys

                      • lil jxmmy mom
                        lil jxmmy mom  2 months back

                        4:45 she didn’t eat it 😭

                        • covenkitten
                          covenkitten  2 months back

                          I feel bad saying anything but it Drives me absolutely insane when people eat with their mouth open... the camera mic picks up the sound waaay too much

                          • Cheryl Noa
                            Cheryl Noa  2 months back

                            Peanut oil is the best

                            • Laura Malsch
                              Laura Malsch  2 months back

                              Ummm beef tallow????

                              • brittany cecil
                                brittany cecil  2 months back

                                Her eating fries and smacking her lips like stop

                                • Tia Be-Trippin
                                  Tia Be-Trippin  2 months back

                                  I was ready for her to season them with anything other than salt!! Or coat them in a batter!!

                                  • Marysia Cyfko
                                    Marysia Cyfko  2 months back

                                    too well done for me

                                    • Dawn Riffell
                                      Dawn Riffell  2 months back

                                      Sorry, I am late coming to the party! I use Yukon Gold potatoes and boil them but not until tender, just half done. They make a deliciously flavorful fry. Also, I do not cook them quite as brown and I do not soak because YG potatoes are not as starchy as russets so you can skip this step. I do rinse and dry the potatoes though. We believe they are much better than russets. Try different potatoes next time to see which ones are better. I'd be interested in your findings. Love your videos!

                                      • Naomi Weasley
                                        Naomi Weasley  2 months back

                                        Is it just me or does she look a lot like Brie Larson, her voice even sounds alike too!

                                        • Wendy He
                                          Wendy He  2 months back

                                          Fry them in peanut oil and go to heaven!

                                          • ANGÉL TABOT
                                            ANGÉL TABOT  2 months back

                                            They are not burnt they're just caramelized.

                                            • Beckiieanne
                                              Beckiieanne  2 months back

                                              Is Lena a qualified Chef??

                                              No difference in temperature, only one "weird" recipe which included pickle brine.
                                              Didn't try par boiling, pre cooking in the oven, just the same method with three different oils?
                                              No difference in fry shapes, or potatos..

                                              :/ Im just a mother who cooks every single day and i have several more methods than this lol..

                                              So click baity... back to BA i go..

                                              • covenkitten
                                                covenkitten  2 months back

                                                Beckiieanne she commented above on another comment that was asking why she didn’t try other methods (such as boiling & baking) & she said she had before this video & didn’t find them to ever make the fries better or crispier (she also included a classic fry to her is always fried). Basically she already knew those methods wouldn’t give her the results she wanted anyways so the video would have been unnecessarily long just to get to the same conclusion - that frying is preferred & still makes a better French fry. That’s just her explanation

                                            • Kc Wortham
                                              Kc Wortham  3 months back

                                              She's bae af 😍😍😍

                                              • Alice Rose
                                                Alice Rose  3 months back

                                                Love me some potato. 10 of the 'Weirdest' though? None of these methods are all that weird..... the duck fat is silly and unnecessary though

                                                • Julio Lopes
                                                  Julio Lopes  3 months back

                                                  u dont have to tbe belgium to know ur fries ahahahha this look so overcooked almost burnt =S of course I'd have to try one to check the taste of it, but I wouldnt want to just by how it looks in most of the cases...maybe ppl use another potato in here, Idk, but golden it'd be more appealing

                                                  • Ruby Ochoa
                                                    Ruby Ochoa  3 months back

                                                    can y'all close your mouth while you chew, the amount of smacking was unbelievable

                                                    • EvieBeauty3
                                                      EvieBeauty3  3 months back

                                                      love these videos!

                                                      • Asha Williams
                                                        Asha Williams  3 months back

                                                        Im glad to know that im not the only one who thinks the fries look way too dark

                                                        • Jarren Gbedema
                                                          Jarren Gbedema  3 months back

                                                          DelaWhere? Thrasher’s is from Maryland

                                                          • ForceRecon112
                                                            ForceRecon112  3 months back

                                                            Beef Tallow > Duck Fat

                                                            • Red Curtis
                                                              Red Curtis  3 months back

                                                              The oil is already contaminated with the brines, thus, may alter the fries’ taste.

                                                              • Abdulaziz AlNashwan
                                                                Abdulaziz AlNashwan  3 months back

                                                                Chef lena burns fries

                                                                • Madison McKlintic
                                                                  Madison McKlintic  3 months back

                                                                  Normally homemade fries do have a darker look, especially when they’re double fried to be crispier. I don’t think they look burnt

                                                                  • Matthew Coogan
                                                                    Matthew Coogan  3 months back

                                                                    Try beef fat it’s awesome

                                                                    • b1k2q3 *
                                                                      b1k2q3 *  3 months back

                                                                      She's not very good at this.

                                                                      • Jennifer Hogan
                                                                        Jennifer Hogan  3 months back

                                                                        I haven't seen you perform the method I watched on America's Test Kitchen. They start their raw potatoes in cold vegetable oil. They regularly (vs. slowly or quickly) raise the oil temp and cook for 10-15 mins after reaching the boiling point. I've tried this method, and always get super crispy, tender french fries.

                                                                        • baroquecouture
                                                                          baroquecouture  3 months back

                                                                          I’ve never seen such consistently burnt fries in my life.

                                                                          • tdogGaming
                                                                            tdogGaming  2 months back

                                                                            Burnt fries are best fries 🍟

                                                                          • Jr jr
                                                                            Jr jr  2 months back

                                                                            Not burnt..just concentrated flavor😋

                                                                        • Kyra Smith
                                                                          Kyra Smith  3 months back

                                                                          None of these recipes are “weird”

                                                                          • Bob Heatherhill
                                                                            Bob Heatherhill  3 months back

                                                                            The only weird thing about this video is how burnt the fries ate

                                                                        • Alexander Chih
                                                                          Alexander Chih  3 months back

                                                                          Brine then steam
                                                                          Blanch fry
                                                                          Freeze
                                                                          HARD fry = best fries in my opinion

                                                                          • Franky V
                                                                            Franky V  3 months back

                                                                            Loved the video, BUT close your fucking mouth when eating please. That is probably the most annoying things in life.

                                                                            • Je s
                                                                              Je s  3 months back

                                                                              Obviously a bunch of newbs if no ketchup was used

                                                                              • shit floss
                                                                                shit floss  3 months back

                                                                                Je s they needed to taste the texture in order to determine which recipe is the best. Ketchup is great but it would have gotten in the way

                                                                            • LucianTricycle
                                                                              LucianTricycle  3 months back

                                                                              shoulda used beef fat

                                                                              • Rebecca Purcella
                                                                                Rebecca Purcella  3 months back

                                                                                Make the perfect mashed potatoes!!

                                                                                • The Frontier Family
                                                                                  The Frontier Family  3 months back

                                                                                  Ewww burned fries

                                                                                  • vera Change
                                                                                    vera Change  3 months back

                                                                                    Try something other than a russet maybe

                                                                                    • lunakitara
                                                                                      lunakitara  3 months back

                                                                                      I would have mixed a small amount of the duck fat in with some of the peanut or even the vegetable oil... it would reduce that smell and the heaviness of the animal fat, but still give it some of that flavor... for a lighter, but still more flavorful experience. For cost effectiveness as well, mixing a small amount in would also make that 15$ bottle stretch far more.

                                                                                      I do a similar method when I make southern style fried chicken.. I take bacon fat, and mix some of that in with my vegetable oil, and it makes a *huge* difference, not even just in flavor, but also in the texture.. but it would be waaay too heavy to cook in all bacon fat.

                                                                                      Now duck fat is a much milder flavor than the bacon fat, so you would need more of it.. like for example.. when I make the chicken, I use the grease from one pound of bacon.. and that in itself does enough.. For the duck fat though, I would use probably about a cup of it with the amount of vegetable oil you were using.

                                                                                      • Vinu Acharya
                                                                                        Vinu Acharya  3 months back

                                                                                        Yooooommmmmyyyyyy😍😝