The taste of these potatoes is out of this world, but they didn't hold together all that well. At first I tried putting the circles in a vat of oil I had fried chicken in minutes before. They totally vaporized! So then I followed the directions, and they held together better, but still fell apart a bit. I'll mess with this recipe to see if I can get them to hold a little better- but who cares, as the taste is sooooo good.