I thought this recipe would be a great option for a quick weeknight side dish. It turned out to be a gelatinous mess. I tried the recipe twice, just in case I missed something in the instructions, though they seemed pretty straightforward. I used russet potatoes, layered the potatoes, sprinkling coarse salt, pepper and sprinkling olive oil on each batch as directed. The potatoes turned out gooey with bland flavor -- not good. I don't recommend this one. Sorry WS.