Monday, January 16, 2012
I hope most of you are home today - lazing around and playing games. It feels like a popcorn day at our house...or is everyday now a popcorn day at our house?
The process of making popcorn has turned into an event over here. First Dylan shakes the container of kernels for a new minutes, then we play with the measuring cups, crawl around the pot and pan cabinet, yell POP POP POP when the kernels begin to burst, and finally chant "POPCORN POPCORN" when it's time to sit down. Hey, whatever will kill a half hour when it's 12 degrees outside.
3 tablespoons canola oil
1/3 cup popcorn kernels
1 tablespoon unsalted organic butter
Heat oil in 3 quart pot over medium/high. Add kernels and put lid on. Shake around. When kernels start popping, shake more and keep on heat until popping slows/stops. Turn heat off, sprinkle with salt and toss in butter to melt.
If you feel inspired mix cinnamon, cayenne pepper, curry powder, or any other favorite flavoring with the salt and sprinkle over the popped kernels.