An interesting French expression I learnt last week was “pomme de terre dans la robe de jardin” or literally “apple of the earth in the dress of the garden”, which is apparently one way French speakers refer to a baked / jacket potato.
Other names include:
– pomme de terre au four = lit. “apple of the earth in the oven”
– pomme de terre cuite au four = lit. “apple of the earth cooked in the oven”
– pomme de terre en robe des champs = lit. “apple of the earth in the dress of the fields”
Are these expressions all used in French?
Are baked potatoes popular in French-speaking countries?
How about in other countries?
In the UK a baked potato can be a meal in itself. They are often served with cheese, tuna and other fillings – my favourite is cheese and bacon. Is this a peculiarly British thing?