Tuesday, November 27, 2012

#Popcorn!! #Recipe

My son and I made popcorn... on the stove - for the FIRST time! Yes, really. I've never popped popcorn on the stove. I've seen it done with Jiffy Pop (do they still make these?). And, of course, I've sadly eaten the microwaveable popcorn but since I'm on a mission to learn more about controversial ingredients, I've decided I don't like the taste of that kind anymore. Probably a good thing, right!? 

We received organic popcorn (kernels) in one of my CSA boxes. I found a few recipes online using vegetable oil. I decided to substitute coconut oil in lieu of the unhealthy oils.

It takes a matter of seconds! I used one of our Vision Corning pots to make it. Bring coconut oil to a medium-high heat, drop a kernel in to see if it sizzles. When it does, pour the kernels in and 1/4 teaspoon of salt, cover. Listen (and in my case, look), when popping begins, start shaking lightly, while covered, over the burner. When popping slows, remove from heat. 

After the popcorn was done, I melted real butter (about 2 tablespoons) and lightly coated the popcorn with the other 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Delicious! I really can't believe it took me THIS long to make my own! So easy!! 

I must add that I know there must be someone else out there that hasn't popped their own popcorn. Hence the details (recipe). 

3 tbs coconut oil 

1/2 cup kernels 
1/2 tsp sea salt (divided)
2 tbs butter 
heavy bottom pot with lid

Yields: About 5 cups of popcorn (give or take, I didn't measure). 

Buon Appetito! =)

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