The bomber had a friend staying over the weekend, so more than two years later I applied myself to cooking perfect chips a la Heston Blumenthal.
They were a brilliant success beyond compare and I basked in the adoration of my eight year old critics.
I cooked from the recipe in my copy of Family Food: A New Approach to Cooking.
I've dug it up in The Times as well.
Check it out. Cooking three times and cooling in the fridge twice seems a lot of effort, but it doesn't really eat up a lot of the day if you are around the house.