Welcome back, Geeky Gluttons, to another episode of Munchies & Minis!
For those just joining us, Munchies & Minis is my tabletop RPG-inspired live cooking show. Once a week, I make a snack or meal to pair with a side of dice rolls. You can catch me on Twitch or Facebook Live (unless indicated otherwise on social media) Wednesday nights at 7 pm EST.
Last time I posted the recipe video for some panko-breaded portobello fries with garlic butter inspired by Dungeons & Dragons’ Descent into Avernus module. This week’s video, we dive into a cyberpunk post-apocalyptic future with some cassava fries with sunflower ketchup inspired by Shadowrun.
For the uninitiated, Shadowrun is a science fantasy roleplaying game set on Earth several decades into our future where magic returns, plagues decimate, and corporations rule. The world descends into soy and flavor-powder-fed corporate feudalism.
The companies lord over their employees and wage war against rivals through espionage. They hire “Shadowrunners,” mercenaries whose specialty varies from cybernetic soldiers to neural interface hackers, to carry out these missions.
Today’s recipe is from Shadowrun’s Fast Food Fight module, where the players rescue a business magnate’s daughter kept hostage by the mob from the inside of a run-down
McDonalds McHughs. This greasy-spoon meets burger joint is famous for food that’s cheap and smells delicious, despite the tendency to “treat your digestive tract like a playground slide.” Because of food shortages on Shadowrun’s Earth, just about everything on the menu is soy, krill, or manufactured-material-based.
To spare your insides from “sadness and regret,” I chose to make Hughfries. The module describes the Hughfries as “hand-cut cassava, deep-fried using our secret method! In three handy sizes!” I decided to make some changes.
For one, I chose to bake my Hughfries. Then since Shadowrun lore states that flavored powders replace most vegetables, I seasoned the fries with chicken ramen flavor packets. I also used tomato bouillon in my sunflower butter-based ketchup. Why sunflower butter? Sunflowers can draw out heavy metals from contaminated soil — the same dirt used to grow those cassava roots.
Want to learn how to make Hughfries & Sunflower Ketchup for your adventuring party? Watch the video or find out how to get the recipe card below!
Hughfries & Sunflower Ketchup
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I hope that this episode inspired you to start a culinary campaign of your own. Next week, I’ll be continuing the second season of Munchies & Minis with a recipe chosen by my Patreon subscribers!