One of my fondest memories as a child was when I had the chance to spend the nights with my grandparents. I would help my grandmother prepare dinner, set the table, pick a Royal Doulton figurine for the table, then after dinner we would always play Gin Rummy and my grandfather would make popcorn. I have never tasted any other popcorn that comes close to tasting anything like his! He would make it on the stove in a copper pot, knew the exact proportions of butter and salt to add, and tossed in a brown paper bag. Even though my popcorn does not come remotely close to his, every time I have a bowl, it brings me back to these memories. So, I give you a quick and easy popcorn recipe and a few topping suggestions for you Tuesday’s Tip today!
Place 2-3 TBSP EVOO in heavy-bottom pot over medium heat on stove
Once oil is hot, add 1/2 cup kernels (about 1 1/2 TBSP EVOO to 1/4 cup kernels)
Cover with lid, but leave offset to allow steam to escape
Let kernels pop
Once popping stops, pour popcorn into a brown paper bag and add the seasonings of your choice
In less than 5 minutes you can have a homemade, quick, and easy (and healthy if you don’t load up on the butter)
Here are a few suggestions, besides the basic butter and salt:
Pepper and Parmesan Cheese
Salt and Vinegar
Lemon or Lime Juices and Pepper
Parmesan Cheese, Dill, and Garlic Salt
Cinnamon and Sugar
Have any other topping suggestions? Leave them in the comments below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!