- Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender but still firm which is about 15 minutes, then drain.
- In a small saucepan heat, butter and milk over low heat until the butter is melted. Using a potato masher or electric beater, slowly blend the milk mixture into the potatoes until it is smooth and creamy. Season them with salt and pepper.
Preheat the skillet over medium heat. Generously butter one side of a slice of bread. Place bread butter-side-down onto skillet bottom and add 1 slice of cheese. Butter a second slice of bread on one side and place butter-side-up on the sandwich. Grill the sandwiches until they are lightly browned and flip over; continue grilling until cheese is melted. Repeat with the remaining 2 slices of bread, butter, and a slice of cheese.
Step 1: Shred potatoes in a large bowl filled with cold water. Stir until the water is cloudy, drain, and cover potatoes again with fresh cold water. Stir again to dissolve excess starch. Drain potatoes well, pat dry with paper towels and squeeze out any excess moisture.
Step 2: Heat clarified butter in a large non-stick pan over medium heat. Sprinkle shredded potatoes into the hot butter and season with salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and paprika.
Step 3: Cook the potatoes until a brown crust forms on the bottom which is about 5 minutes. Continue to cook and stir until potatoes are browned all over about 5 more minutes.
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
Step 2: Line a 9-inch pie dish with one pastry crust; set the second one aside.
Step 3: Combine 3/4 cup sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. You can add more sugar if your apples are too tart.
Step 4: Layer apple slices in the prepared pie dish, sprinkling each layer with cinnamon-sugar mixture. Dot the top layer with small pieces of butter. Cover it with top crust.
Step 5: Bake the pie on the lowest rack of the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius) and continue baking the pie until it is golden brown and filling with bubbles which are 30 to 35 minutes more. Serve warm or cold.