Popcorn and movies have gone together since the motion picture was first introduced. Most of us traditionally like to have the buttered variety. Some of us like to hit our sweet side with kettle corn. Why not tempt your savory side this Popcorn Lovers Day with a spicy popcorn recipe or two?
How to Make Popcorn
There are a few ways that you can make popcorn and then flavor it with either one of these recipes.
1.) Pick your favorite microwave popcorn, preferably a plain version. Follow the package instructions, as each variety and brand may vary in length of time and temperature needed to pop. Remember to listen for the pops to slow down to a couple of seconds in between before you take it out.
2.) Break out your favorite air popper for a healthy popcorn snack. (The following are affiliate links for some of my recommended products. I only share those products I think you will like. Should you make a purchase through one of these links, I may earn a small commission to support my websites.)
Using the Hamilton Beach Hot Air Popcorn Popper brings back nostalgic memories of my childhood. Oh, the excitement when Dad brought that out on the weekends!
My friends have one of those West Bend Stir Crazy Poppers. Even the youngest at the age of three is able to help make popcorn in this. They love playing with all kinds of flavor concoctions in it.
3.)My favorite way to make popcorn is on the stove. Use any large heavy saucepan that has a tight-fitting lid. Use just enough oil to coat the bottom of the pan. (A couple of tablespoons is usually plenty, as it spreads while it heats.) Heat the oil over medium-high heat and then add enough popcorn kernels to cover the bottom of the pan in a single layer. Cover with the lid and occasionally shake until the kernels are finished popping.
However you decide to make the popcorn, when it is fully popped, place it in a large serving bowl so that you can mix the flavoring on top.
Spicy Popcorn – Chili Flavored
Set your tastebuds on fire with this spicy chili flavored popcorn.
- 6 tbsp butter
- ½ tsp cayenne pepper
- ½ tsp hot paprika
- 1 tsp salt
How to make the chili flavoring:
- Melt the butter in a small saucepan.
- Stir in cayenne pepper, paprika and salt.
- Pour over the popcorn and mix well.
Spicy Popcorn – The Spicy Italian Version
- 1/8 cup vegetable oil
- 1 tsp onion salt
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- 1/8 cup vegetable oil
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 2 tsp sweet paprika
How to make the Spicy Italian version:
- In a little bowl, mix paprika, thyme, oregano, onion salt and vegetable oil.
- Pour the spicy mixture over the popcorn and mix well.
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