Thursday, April 4, 2013

Coconut-Buttered Popcorn

coconut buttered popcorn

So basically, we ate so much Coconut-Popped Popcorn that we used up all the coconut oil in the house, and coconut oil we get from Whole Foods, which shows you how much I love coconut oil, I'm really inclined to do without if I can't get something from the Jewel, and of course you know that by "we" and "I" I mean the sweetie man who gets all the groceries, but then I actually was in the Jewel, like my actual physical body was getting groceries, and I happened upon Maranatha Coconut Butter, hark!

"So you don't have to go to Whole Foods after all," I said to the sweetie man.

"Uh, this is not working," he says later that night from the kitchen, "it's turning black."

So the deal is, there is a thing called coconut oil that is also sometimes called coconut butter, and there is another thing called coconut butter also, and also sometimes called coconut cream or Nutiva calls theirs coconut manna, which is overstating it a little bit, if you ask me. It doesn't fall from the sky, after all.

coconut oil and butters

So there I was fiending for popcorn, and whatever vegetable oil we had in the house also turned black, and I have completely spoiled myself for plain air-popped popcorn, picture this, I'm directing all of this popcorn making from the couch with my legs covered with a blanket, like I'm Mimi from La Boheme or Rent. So finally I tell the sweetie man to melt the coconut butter/cream/whatever in the one-egg pan and drizzle it over some airpopped popcorn.

This is totally how penicillin was invented, you know. Except that penicillan is not DELICIOUS.

1/3 cup popcorn
2 Tbsp coconut butter
a tip of a spoon of coconut oil

Melt the coconut butter in a small pan, adding just enough coconut oil to make it melty and runny. Because coconut butter, you know, it's like peanut butter, it has nut solids so it's a little too thick to drizzle over popcorn.

Pop the popcorn in an airpopper, drizzling with coconut butter as it pops. I use my silcone brush to brush the coconut butter all over the popcorn.