I have been on a crazy popcorn kick for a while now. It is the perfect snack. Buy a bag of kernels and they can sit on your shelf forever, they take up a lot less space than bags of chips, there aren’t any weird preservatives and it is really fun to make.
My favorite way to enjoy popcorn recently is kettle corn with herbes de provence and sea salt. I get my herbes de provence in a little bag from the corner spice market in the italian market for $2.50. You can also more than likely find it in the spice section of your supermarket.
Here is the recipe.
- 3 Tablespoons Canola Oil
- 1/2 Cup popcorn kernals
- 2 Tablespoons Sugar
- 2 Tablespoons herbes de provence
- Generously salt to taste
- Get a big pot with a lid, I use the gallon pot I usually use for spaghetti.
- Add oil and popcorn to the unheated pot and sprinkle evenly with sugar.
- Make sure the popcorn is coated by the oil and in a single layer on the bottom of the pot,
- Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of herbes de provence.
- Cover the pot with a lid and turn on your stove to medium/high
- Wait for the popcorn to start popping.
- Once it starts shake the pot around every minute or so.
- Wait for the popcorn to slow popping.
- Once the popping starts to slow down turn off the burner and keep it covered for another minute until the popping stops completely.
- Remove the lid being careful to not let the condensation fall on top of the popcorn.
- Top with the remaining herbes de provence and salt liberally.
Let me know how it goes!