Spicy Snackin’ – Popping Corn + SPICE

by Friday, February 20, 2015

popcornSo I love to snack, but I have conditioned myself not to while working or even relaxing with my favorite tacky TV shows. On the occasion I see fit to indulge, popcorn is at the top of the savory list. As much as I enjoy popcorn, the prepackaged microwave choices should not be an option. Even the color of “butter flavor” is unnatural. So of course I sought out a healthy alternative and you have to believe, my way TASTES better. ohhh AND It’s A LOT less difficult than you may imagine. I know previous to actually attempting stovetop popcorn I somehow imagined horrific grease burns and scorched oven mitts birthed from flaming kernels.

  • In a sauce pan (i use a metal wok) pour enough olive oil to coat the bottom of the pan.
  • Turn the heat to medium
  • Once the oil is heated pour in 1/4 cup of kernels into the oil, shake the pan to coat
  • Turn the heat up to medium high
  • Place the top on the pan, and begin to SHAKE!
  • Continue to shake the pan ever 15 seconds or so
  • Shake until popping slows
  • Remove from fire and add the SPICES

You will need:

  • Olive Oil
  • Popcorn kernels
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper

Experiment with your favorite spices – but this has become my GO TO!!!



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