Patates en Robe des Champs (Boiled Potatoes in Jackets)

A potato in a country dress! That’s one of the strange names for this basic French recipe, along with another weirder name: Pommes de Terre en robe de chambre, "potatoes in a bathrobe"!

Serves: 4Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 4 large potatoes (Bintje or Russet)
  • 1 Tbsp. kosher salt
  • 1 cup crème fraîche or Greek yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp. chives, minced
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper


  • Wash the potatoes and jab them with a fork to prevent them from splitting.
  • Fill a large saucepan with water, add the kosher salt and the potatoes, and bring to a boil over high heat. Cook for 20 minutes.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the cream or the yogurt with the chives, salt, and pepper. Drain the potatoes, and slice them in half.
  • Serve the potatoes immediately, with the skin, and add sauce on them.