Gordon Ramsay's roast potatoes with chilli and turmeric

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Gordon Ramsay's roast potatoes with chilli and turmeric
Gordon Ramsay's roast potatoes with chilli and turmeric
  • Serves: 8-10

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

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. This classic Gordon Ramsay recipe is a real winner when it comes to your Sunday roast. This roast potato recipe serves 8-10 people, perfect for feeding a crowd and will take around 1hr to make in total. Leftover roast potatoes are perfect the next day, mashed and mixed with leftover veggies and fried on a hot frying pan with a drizzle of oil to make bubble and squeak.


  • 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.
Extracted from ‘Christmas with Gordon’ by Gordon Ramsay, published by Quadrille (£15, hardback), only available at Tesco Photography © Chris Terry

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Husun Shujaat

Is there any way of doing this without an oven?


My family and friends rave about these potatoes (I put extra chilli on them) - they've now been a regularly requested side dish for 3 years!!!


Made this the other day for my family and they all loved it. 6 year old grandson, 10 year old granddaughter, two teenagers, wife and I in our 50's. A hit across the board. Easy enough too. Making it again tonight... Delicious!

Gen B. Ruby

This side-dish was delicious. i really tried to 'rough up' the potatoes to give them some outside texture - they came out nice and crispy on the outside. I will make this recipe again!

Chris Bateman

I loved the Ramsay Christmas specials. I used several of his tips and recipes. It made a huge difference to our Christmas dinner. These roasted potatoes are delicious. I'm making them tonight with baked chicken. Just got his book Cooking for Friends and it is such an interesting read. Can't wait to try the recipes.


Great roasters, turmeric adds a nice flavour but I also added a crumbled beef stock cube which adds depth to the overall taste. Lovely.

GTK editor

Hi Kathy, yes you can par-boil the potatoes the day before. Just remember to put the lid back on the pan once you've allowed them to steam well. Jolene

Kathy Kemp

Fancy doing the christmas roast potatoes with tumeric and chilli flakes. can the potatoes be par cooked the night before please? Thank you. Kathy kemp.

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