I am determined to post recipes this week without sugar! Sarah is on a special diet with her pregnancy and all of my posts last week we’re things that she couldn’t have – this week I will be more kind.
Jason and I eat popcorn all the time. We have popped it on the stove for as long as I can remember. We always have a big bulk bag of popcorn around because it’s cheap, easy and satisfying. There aren’t many treats that I can think of that are as easy to make. Sure, maybe it’s even easier to throw a bag of popcorn in the microwave – but if you add just a couple of minutes in the kitchen it tastes worlds better.
We made three batches last night because I was trying for perfect!
The first batch the oil got a little too hot while we were taking pictures, so the kernels aren’t as big and as white as I like them.
And then I thought I would try Alton Brown’s method just for fun. But I thought it was a little less flavorful than I like. It would have been just fine if I was adding butter, but last night I wasn’t indulging quite that much.
And the last batch was pretty much near perfect. (Please ignore my dirty stove top in the background – housekeeping is not one of my strong points!)
- 1 T peanut oil
- 1/4 popcorn kernels
- Heat the oil up until it starts to shimmer. If it starts smoking it’s too hot.
- Add all the kernels. Cover the pot with its lid and start shaking until it stops popping! Should only take about a minute if the oil is at the right temperature.
- Season with salt and add melted butter for more flavor.