When Bill Horst was in college, his friends called him the “potato king.”“I made everything—mashed potatoes, potato salad, scalloped potatoes, twice-baked potatoes,” he says.They were versatile, everybody liked them and—crucial to a college student’s budget—they were cheap.Horst went on to work in the financial industry, but recently he returned to his passion and started experimenting with potatoes again. That included cooking paper-thin potatoes and bacon at the same time in the same ...

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