Gordon Ramsay's roast potatoes recipe

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Learn how to make your roast potatoes nice and crispy with Gordon Ramsay's recipe. The chilli and turmeric give the potatoes a little kick

Gordon Ramsay's roast potatoes with chilli and turmeric
  • healthy
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time50 mins
Total Time1 hours
Five A DayOne
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories269 Kcal13%
Sugar2.3 g3%
Fat7.1 g10%
Saturated Fat1.1 g6%
Salt0.53 g
Protein4.9 g10%
Carbohydrates49.6 g19%
Salt0.53 g

Turmeric adds a beautiful golden touch, while chilli flakes add a kick of spice to Gordon Ramsay's roast potatoes.

Gordon Ramsay’s roast potatoes with chilli and turmeric are a delicious twist on classic roast potatoes (opens in new tab), a flavoursome alternative to accompany your roast dinner. Perfect roast potatoes call for a waxy variety – King Edward, Maris Piper, and Charlotte potatoes all work well. This recipe feeds 8-10, so is great for a big lunch with leftovers for bubble and squeak or a Spanish omelette the next day. Remember that if your oven is full of roast dinner dishes, the potatoes will take longer to crisp up.


  • 2.5kg potatoes, such as Maris Piper
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1½ tsp ground turmeric
  • pinch of chilli flakes, to taste
  • 4–5 tbsp olive oil (or goose or duck fat)




  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/Gas 6. Peel the potatoes, quarter lengthways and place in a large saucepan of salted cold water. Bring to the boil, then lower the heat and simmer for about 8 minutes.
  2. Drain the potatoes in a colander and sprinkle with the turmeric, chilli flakes and some salt and pepper. Toss in the colander to coat evenly, then drizzle with a little of the olive oil and toss again. Leave to steam for 5 minutes.
  3. Put the rest of the olive oil in a roasting tray and place in the oven for a few minutes to heat up. Carefully add the potatoes and toss to coat in the oil. Roast for 40–45 minutes, turning a few times, until crisp and golden. Drain on kitchen paper and transfer to a warmed dish to serve.

Top tips for making Gorden Ramsay's roast potatoes

The key to a crunchy roastie is getting a really fluffy exterior before they go in the oven. Don't be afraid to shake the colander or pan vigorously after draining.

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Gordon Ramsay
Gordon Ramsay

Gordon Ramsay is a celebrity multi-Michelin starred chef. Born who in Scotland, he has restaurants all over the world including the UK, France, Singapore, Hong Kong and the United States. He’s a proud father-of-five (opens in new tab) and many of his recipes are particularly suited to if you’re entertaining for your family or a group of friends. He trained with some of the world’s most renowned chefs including Albert Roux, Marco Pierre White and Guy Savoy and opened his first restaurant, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, in 1998.