Wash the potato slices in cold water, dry well and season with salt and pepper. Butter your dish generously and then put the potato slices in circles so that they overlap each other, adding little pats of butter as you go. Cover with a lid and bake in the oven
Traditionally, the potatoes are turned out onto the lid and returned to the oven for a minute more.
Carlos Ochoswas a ‘potato hunter’ in the 1970s who, at considerable personal risk, undertook to trek all over South America gathering as many potato varieties as possible before they were lost to disease, development or desertification. About 1% of the world’s potato varieties are now named after him.
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