So I decided to wow my partner on Valentines with a simple steak & chips. I'm not sure if she was too impressed when I told her. For anyone who hasn't heard about this recipe, it involves cooking the potatoes you guessed it 3 times. First Simmering them to make sure they are nice and fluffy in the middle as well as breaking up the edges to ensure a great crust later on. They are then deep fried twice. Heston recipe recommends Maris Piper potatoes that are readily available in the UK but cant be found here. I read that someone else on the net had used Desiree potatoes to great effect so that is what I went with. Ingredients 1kg Desiree potatoes cut into approximately 2x2x6cm chip Grape seed or Groundnut Oil Sea Salt Sorry about the lack of pictures at the start I only decided mid way through that i would post this on here. Place the chips into a bowl under running water for around 5 minutes to wash the starch off, The water will go clear when this is done. Place the washed chips in a large sauce pan with cold water, and simmer the chips until they look like they are about to fall apart, The edges of the chips should now be rough. The rougher the better. Now place the chips on a cake rack to dry out, for 10 minutes. Then move the rack into the freezer and leave them there for 1 hour (i had no room in my freezer so i placed them in my drinks fridge). This process is done to remove more moisture. Using a deep pan, heat up the oil to 130C and fry the chips in small batches. This should take around 5 minutes, you want to fry them till a crust as formed and they have just started to colour. Again place them on the cake rack and move them to freezer for an hour. This time heat the oil up to 180C and fry the chips until golden. Drain them and put some salt on and they are ready to go.