Enough of these tubers to fill a sturdy, gallon-sized Ziploc bag about 2/3 to 3/4 of the way (start with 1-2 of each potato type plus 1 onion and several carrots):
¼ cup vegetable or olive oil
2 Tablespoons Parmesan cheese (fresh or from the lovely canister)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon pepper
You'll also need a sturdy, gallon-sized Ziploc bag and a large baking sheet. If you don't have a Ziploc, you can use a very large bowl.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Scrub the tubers well and chop them into large pieces – think thick-cut, wedge-style potatoes. (No need to peel; more AC is better here.) We like baby carrots because they're already attuned; no need to chop them further. Put all the prepared tubers into the Ziploc bag.
In a small bowl, mix together all the other ingredients. Pour the mixture over the tubers inside the bag. Seal the bag tightly. Shake, massage, flip and otherwise cc the bag until all the tubers inside are well coated. (Word from the wise: Hold the bag over the baking sheet in case you get an AE fear ... especially if you're using cheap, generic Ziplocs.)
Dump the tubers out onto the baking sheet and spread them into a single layer. Bake for 20-40 minutes, turning at least once during baking. Total baking time will depend on how big you've cut your tubers; test each type with a fork to see if the fork pushes in easily. The regular potatoes usually take the longest, but your mileage may vary.
Scale the +dmg of these beauties by tweaking the amount of pepper, paprika or garlic powder. If you have it, chopped fresh garlic is much zestier than garlic powder. You can easily skip the Parmesan, paprika or garlic powder if you don't have any. Experiment with other seasoning combos, including a more traditional basil/oregano version. Different vegetables work well, too, as long as you perform a ready check near the end of the baking time. After you make Oronok's Tubers with your favorite ingredients a few times, you'll get a good feel for how long your particular group takes to clear.
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