Yukon Gold Potatoes: Jacques Pepin Style

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

From Rachael Ray's Holiday Feast Program 2007. These are delicious and easy. We use a glass to push down on the potatoes to "pop" them.


  1. Place potatoes in a deep skillet and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  2. Cover potatoes half way with chicken stock, about 3 cups, add the butter and cover skillet with lid.
  3. Cook the potatoes in the stock until almost tender, about 5 to 8 minutes, depending on the size of the potatoes.
  4. Remove the lid and allow the stock to evaporate, about another 5 minutes.
  5. Once the stock has evaporated pop each potato using a ladle or large spoon, creating a small crack in each, but do not smash.
  6. Allow the potatoes to brown on each side and reseason with salt and pepper if desired.
  7. Remove potatoes to serving platter and garnish with parsley.
Most Helpful

If we could rate this 10 stars, we would! DH absolutely loved this, so did I. We used homemade chicken stock, I tossed three smashed, peeled cloves of garlic into the stock at the beginning and only used a tablespoon of butter. My Yukon golds were a little bigger, so I ended up taking them out of the stock and popping them in the microwave for about 3 minutes to cook through, mostly to be able to get everything on the table at the same time. I 'popped' them with the back of my wooden spoon very lightly, then flipped them in the last little bit of the stock to pick up more flavor, and again as they were browning. I also added a small amount of rosemary to the last of the liquid as it was cooking. These had a fantastic flavor, required very little salt at the table. We made them to go with a pork roast and Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Fried Apples Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Fried Apples . Thanks so much for posting, I'm sure we'll be adding this to our regular rotation!

eknecht January 16, 2010

Very delicious potatoes. I did have to cook mine longer to get them almost tender, even though they were pretty tiny. I will be making these easy and tasty potatoes again. Thanks for posting.

Recipe Reader December 09, 2009

Really yummy and easy! My potatoes did not "pop" very prettily, but boy did they taste great :o)

lynies1 September 03, 2009