curry popcorn

While working on a top-secret crafting project (to be revealed in an upcoming post!), my lovely housemates and I decided to make curry popcorn. What’s curry popcorn, you say? Why, one of the most delicious treats in the world.

Here’s how you do it:

Start out with some regular ol’ yellow corn kernels. Preferably packaged by your local farmers market and sold for 166 pennies.

Pour a liberal dose of oil in a small saucepan on high heat. (We used olive oil, but canola or vegetable would probably be delicious as well.)

Sprinkle a thin layer of corn kernels on top of the oil.

Add enough oil to just cover the kernels.

Cover. Watch patiently.

When the first kernel pops, hold down the lid. (If you have a steam hole, you may want to cover it with something you have on hand…say, painter’s tape… so that grease doesn’t escape and burn you.)

As the kernels continue to pop, shake the pan to move unpopped kernels to the bottom.

It can burn easily, so lift from heat once most kernels are popped.

Step away from escaping steam and still-popping kernels and pour into a 70s style decorative bowl. Sprinkle liberal shakes of curry powder and salt.

Shake to mix.

Eat it all. Best accompanied by red wine.

Thanks ladies for the wonderful idea and evening!

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4 replies »

  1. This look so yummy! Plus, its gluten-free and cheap! I’ve made candied cinnamon popcorn at home before but I’ll have to try this!

  2. next try it with nutritional yeast and salt. i promise you. it’s the most delicious thing ever. (not bakers’ yeast. nutritional yeast has a cheesy flavor and is really high in b vitamins and other nutrients.)

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