Gordon Ramsay's roast potatoes recipe

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Gordon Ramsay's roast potatoes are crisp and fluffy but with an extra little kick from chilli and turmeric

Gordon Ramsay's roast potatoes on an oven tray
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  • healthy
Serves8–10
SkillEasy
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 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein4.9 g10%
Carbohydrates49.6 g19%
Salt0.53 gRow 7 - Cell 2

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

These roasties are a delicious twist on classic roast potatoes (opens in new tab), a flavoursome alternative to accompany your roast dinner. They work really well with a Christmas turkey spread as well, when you want something extra special. Perfect roast potatoes call for a floury variety – King Edward or Maris Piper are the best. 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.

Ingredients

  • 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)

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Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/400ºF/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

What's the secret to really crispy roast potatoes?

The key to crunchy roasties is getting a really fluffy exterior before they go in the oven. Drain the potatoes well and give them a moment to steam and dry out further. Then don't be afraid to shake the colander or pan vigorously to rough up the edges before you add the oil.

Which type of potatoes are best for roasting?

King Edward potatoes or Maris Pipers are the very best types for roasting. Desiree and Albert Bartlett Rooster are good too - Roosters are very easy to peel as well, which makes them nice to prepare. White potatoes are cheap and make good roasties as long as you parboil and fluff them, but don't let them overboil and fall to pieces.

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Gordon Ramsay
Celebrity chef

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.