Monday, December 10, 2007

Party Popcorn

Okay, so this is a last minute, makeshift gift for some teachers for my kids. I miscounted and had to come up with something quick.

Thanks to watching "Pairings" on Fine Living last week, I learned a new trick regarding popcorn. I did not like her choices for seasonings for it, so I made that a little my own.

It's a nice twist on homemade popcorn, and put in festive bags, makes a nice gift for a neighbor, or acquaintance.

Party Pop

1/2 Cup Whole Kernal Popcorn
3 Tbs Canola Oil
2 Tbs Butter
Season Salt Blend* (recipe to follow)

Season Salt Blend:

1 Tbls sea salt
1 Tsp Sugar
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp - 1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp red pepper
1/4 tsp white pepper

In a large skillet that has a lid, heat to medium high heat, add oil and butter. Cook until butter is melted and bubbly. Add season salt blend and mix well. And popcorn. Cover.

Continue to cook over medium high, once it starts popping, shake constantly. Allow to pop until there is about 1 to 2 seconds between pops.

Remove from heat and allow to finish popping before removing lid. Dump into a large bowl and mix well to make sure all the popcorn is coated well.

Allow to cool before packing into plastic bags. OR Enjoy for yourself!


Carrie said...

What a wonderful and frugal gift! Very thoughtful! Makes me want some popcorn!!

Heather said...

FYI, the Target dollar spot has the red & white striped popcorn tubs right now-this would be way cute in one of those movie-style buckets!

Tamara said...

This sounds neat. My husband is a big popcorn eater, I bet adding some seasonings would be a nice change of pace.

Tamara said...

We made this and it was yummy! I think we had the heat up a bit high as we lost some of the spices as they burnt to the bottom of the pan. Thanks for the idea!

kbabe1968 said...

GREAT! Glad you liked it! I did that happened with my first batch too. I'll adjust directions to be medium heat! :D