Dragonlance: Otik’s Spiced Potatoes

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Dragonlance is an extensive world that ties into gaming (D&D), film, and more. If any of you have read the Dragonlance novels, then I’m sure you’re familiar with the famous spiced potatoes of Otik, owner of the Inn of the Last Home. There are a number of recipes to be found online for these potatoes, each with their own blend of spices. I decided to whip up a batch using my own blend. Keep reading to see how I made mine.

Ingredients:
4 medium-large potatoes
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped (or 1 teaspoon garlic powder)
1/2 medium onion, chopped (or 1 teaspoon onion powder)
1 stick of butter
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2-1 teaspoon black pepper
salt to taste (I used roughly 1/2-1 teaspoon)
 ingredients for spiced potatoes
Directions:
1. Scrub your potatoes clean and remove any eyes.
2. Cut the potatoes into 1/2 inch chunks, leaving the skins on.
3. Microwave the potatoes until they begin to soften (roughly 7 minutes).
4. While the potatoes are in the microwave, melt your stick of butter in a pan (an iron skillet works best) until it sizzles.
5. Stir in your spices* then add the garlic and onions. Cook (on medium heat) until they just begin to turn translucent.
6. Stir in your potatoes to coat them in the butter and spices. Cook until they are nice and crispy, stirring every few minutes and adjusting the heat as necessary (add more butter and/or turn the heat up to medium-high if necessary).*If your palette doesn’t agree with spiciness, I would suggest halving the paprika and cayenne pepper (or eliminating both all together).
Otik's spiced potatoes, vegetables, and steak

For a traditional meal, serve up with a chunk of cheese and bread along with a tankard of ale. For modern times, my potatoes ate well when paired with a steak and veggies.

Any Dragonlance or potato fans here? Let me know your thoughts in the comment below!

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  • P2Start
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    I just made these for dinner tonight, after having a brainwave at like 4:00 this morning. Always wondered what Otik’s famous spiced potatoes tasted like, and I gotta say, they turned out pretty much exactly like I’d hoped! I think next time I’ll cut back a wee bit on the cayenne and use a cast iron skillet (I don’t have one…Tika would be ashamed).

    • Jessica (aka The Nifty Nerd)
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      So glad they turned out like you had hoped P2Start. Definitely cut back on the cayenne to cut back some of the heat.
      …I know right?! We finally have a cast iron skillet so that I can cook these properly too! So fascinating how the pan can make such a difference.

  • Sherry
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    Love Otiks!!! I have baked them and deep fried them. All my friends and family love them deep fried. If you have not tried them this way, you don’t know what you are missing.

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