Sunday, October 26, 2008

Popcorn - Not from a microwave

There was more popcorn in this pot, but we ate plenty!
Since I've been thinking about stew pots and our fabulous three burner gas ranges, I've also been thinking about warm, fresh popped, popcorn! When you're not using your 6 qt. stew pot for the "Easy Bake Oven," pop popcorn in it! It's big enough to hold plenty of popcorn to get you through that game of Pinochle! This is Mark's recipe he got from one of the other guests. Heat 1/2 cup oil in the bottom of your pot (while you search for the lid because you're going to need it.) Put one kernel of corn in the oil. When the kernel pops, add 1/2 - 3/4 cup pop corn kernels. Cover and shake over the burner. Keep those kernels moving in the pot or you will have a permeating burn smell in your cabin and one hard-to-clean pot on your hands! For kettle corn, add 1/2 cup sugar when you add the kernels. When popping is done, dump the glazed corn into a paper bag with some salt and shake it up to break apart the clumped pop corn. Mark hosted us to popcorn as a mid-morning snack! Thanks, Mark!