Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Popcorn -- Better than microwave! (Cooking)

Here in Turkey, microwave popcorn is very expensive.  I never really liked it much except for the connivence.  I had tried to make popcorn on the stove but it was flat, hard and greasy.   I even wanted popcorn one evening so badly that I stopped in at the theater in Akmerkez to take a large bag home, paket. (that's what you say when you want to take food home or away from the restaurant.) I was amazed that they were ready and fixed me right up.  

So, I had a friend here, I did the Goggle, and found a popcorn recipe.  I wanted to put the link here but I can't seem to find it again. In her post, she said that her mother had learned this method of the Jiffy Pop Popcorn Bag.  I am just sure that is where my dad learned it too!  

The Best Popcorn Ever!

1/3 Cup popcorn
3 Tbsp Corn oil
1 tsp salt

Put oil and salt in a sauce pan over medium heat.  Drop a few of the kernels in the oil.  When the kernels pop, add the rest of the popcorn to the oil and removed from heat.  Put lid on the pan and wait 30 to 45 seconds.  Put pan back on the heat and the corn will begin to pop almost immediately.  Leave on heat until a few seconds pass between pops (just like microwave popcorn).  This was something she added and it works great.  Throw some butter into the already warm pan and pour it over the popcorn.  

I hope you try this -- Leave me a report of your experience in the comments -- I would love to know!

Thanks for stopping by -- Sheryl

1 comment:

  1. We are about to watch a movie! I bought us some reusable, plastic pop corn bags so decided to make your popcorn to go in them! I can smell the oil getting hot and hope it tastes as yummy as yours!