Thursday, February 21, 2013

Coconut-Popped Popcorn


I guess I have to start winding down on jokes about things that I "lost" in the divorce. Okay, okay, I didn't lose them, I left them behind. Anyway the joke isn't what I left, it's what I thought was important to take, like the air popper, and not, like, the Prius, and I only mention this because I will eat an infinite amount of air-popped popcorn, but am satisfied with a 1/3 cup of coconut-popped.

I got this technique from Simple Recipes' Perfect Popcorn Recipe, and the idea for coconut oil from Tamikaze.

3 Tbsp coconut oil
1/3 cup popcorn

Heat the coconut oil with three or four popcorns in a large saucepan over high heat. When the canary popcorns pop, dump in the rest of the popcorn and about a half teaspoon of salt. Cover the pan, turn off the heat, and count to thirty, swirling and shaking the pan just because.

Turn the heat back on high, still shaking the pan. The popcorn will pop "soon, and all at once," which I love, you can click through the link to read about why it does that. Pour out the popcorn into a bowl, and yes, let the melted coconut oil drip all over the popcorn.