I love this recipe. It's a favourite of mine that I first saw in a TOH cookbook. I've made it many times. It's so easy to make and super delicious too. I actually use russet potatoes most of the time because I have those on hand and they are just as good! Also, I cook them about 10-15 minutes longer because we like ours a bit crispier.
1/4 cup of oil was too much.
Excellent recipe! Say no more!