|All purpose potatoes||1 3⁄4 Pound, peeled and sliced 1/8 inch thick|
|Freshly ground pepper||To Taste|
|Butter||8 Tablespoon, cut into pieces|
1 Preheat the oven to 450°F.
2 Lightly grease a 6-inch heavy, nonstick, well-seasoned frying pan or cake tin with butter thickly.
3 In the base of the preared pan, arrange the potatoes in overlapping, covering the base and making a pretty design.
4 Arrange a second layer, overlapping, and seasoning with salt and pepper.
5 Dot with 4 to 5 pieces of the butter.
6 Continue overlapping the layers of potatoes, seasoning and buttering every layer, until the pan is filled.
7 Grease a piece of aluminum foil and cover the potatoes and the pan.
8 Place a heavy saucepan on top of the foil to press down on the potatoes and prevent loss of steam during cooking.
9 Cook the potatoes on the stove over medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes.
10 The bottom should be brown and crusty.
11 Place the pan in the oven, when medium brown.
12 Lower the temperature to 400°F.
13 Bake for about 30 minutes or until the potatoes are soft.
14 On a serving dish, turn out upside down keeping the crust side up.
15 Cut with knife or scissors and serve.