It is not often that Real Simple lets me down, but this was truly horrible. And it was most disappointing that I made this recipe for our Mother's day brunch. It was by far the most time consuming recipe of the menu and the most disappointing. I was skeptical about wasting a whole box of salt for it, and indeed I should have known better. The potatoes were inedible, and ended up in the trash. We very rarely throw food away, but this was truly disgusting.