1. First, heat the oven to 425°F and coat an 11x7 inch baking pan with non-stick spray.
2. Next, spread the potatoes out onto a layer of paper towels and squeeze them to remove as much moisture as you can.
3. In a mixing bowl, combine the potatoes, 1/2 cup of cheese, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper. When that is well combined, press the mixture into the pan and up the sides of the dish to create a crust.
4. Bake that crust at 425 degrees F until it's lightly browned.