And who doesn't? A big bowl of buttered popcorn is one of my favourite snacks. Maybe it was because my very first job was working at the concession counter of a movie theater. We made the popcorn and drizzled real melted butter on top. When we weren't busy, we would go to the back room and dip our popped kernels into the salty foam on the top of the butter - yum!
If you are serious about good popcorn, you know it isn't cooked in the microwave. The proper way to pop real popcorn be found here.
For something a little different here are links to a few recipes - both savory and sweet.
For an Academy Award party one year I made Rosemary - Parmesan popcorn. It was delicious!
|Rosemary - Parmesan Recipe here|
And for those with a sweet tooth, try this Caramel Corn recipe. If you crave more sugar, add your favourite candy and chocolate and return to the oven for another 10 minutes.
Did you know that:
- 1 cup of popcorn cooked in oil has only 55 calories; 133 if lightly buttered
- popcorn is a whole grain and is a good source of fiber
- popcorn was served in theaters starting in 1912
- Saturday January 19th is National Popcorn Day -
So find a great movie and pop up a batch to celebrate.