All went well except the after party. Skipped the port, cigar, and dishes. Will do those in the AM for breakfast. And the deep sleep has turned into insomnia... probably related to the counter full of dirty dishes. Oh, woe is me.
I suspect that the potato and pan would bond as a single unit when chilled. Plus, it's how I grew up making "potato pancake" and I know it works. The worst kind of surprise you need is to be scraping your stuck on food out of pans while serving.