Popcorn is one of our ultimate happy snack and a general crowd-pleaser in most gatherings. In our opinion, the best popcorn is crunchy, fluffy, and most importantly, warm! Cold and hard popcorn makes us overwhelmingly sad, which is why we avoid movie theatre popcorn at all cost. Do you know that prepackaged popcorn and concession stands' popcorn tend to be deceptively unhealthy due to the processed flavouring? Sometimes, the butter you think you are eating is actually artificially flavoured! Sigh, what a depressing thought.
On a brighter note, it is actually really simple to make your own popcorn at home. The best thing about making freshly-popped corn in the comfort of your home is the delicious fact that you can create the flavour of your dreams! We love experimenting with different ingredients to come up with unexpectedly awesome tasting popcorn. In this post, we will share with you three easy recipes that are packed with punchy flavours. Go to your nearest market, grab a bag of corn kernels and let's get popping!
The Basic Fresh Popcorn Recipe
75g popcorn kernels
A generous slab of unsalted butter
2 tablespoon coconut oil
Put oil and butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat.
Wait for the coconut oil to melt completely and the butter to warm up.
Throw a couple of kernels in to test the heat.
Once the kernels pop, throw in the rest of the kernels in an even layer and cover the saucepan with its lid. Remove from heat and count to 30 seconds.
Return saucepan to heat and the kernels should begin to pop. Gently shake the saucepan to allow even distribution of heat. Once the popping sound subsides, remove the saucepan from heat.
Paprika and Herb Popcorn
A generous pinch of paprika
A generous pinch of a mixture of herbs - powdered or finely chopped. We recommend parsley, chives, and tarragon.
Toss freshly popped corn with all the above in a big bowl.
Dark Chocolate Popcorn With Sea Salt
Dark chocolate shavings
Grate a generous amount of high-quality dark chocolate over freshly popped corn.
Toss and mix evenly.
Sprinkle sea salt over the popcorn and serve immediately.
Garlic Butter Popcorn With Cracked Black Pepper
4 garlic cloves - minced
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
A pinch of salt
Freshly cracked black pepper
Melt butter in a saucepan.
Add minced garlic and fry till fragrant.
Remove from heat and drizzle over popcorn.
Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.
Would you be trying out any of these flavours? If you have any good popcorn recipes, please share them with us too!
With Love, Min+Jia.
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