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January 22, 2019

Orchard News and Chews

Buttery Popcorn

Skip the microwave and make your own fresh batch of hot buttery popcorn! Rose shares how easy it is to do. Serve it with fresh apples. Yes apples! Salty buttery popcorn and sweet crisp Ambrosia apples. They go so well together. Just give it a try and let us know what you think.

 

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 3/4 cup popcorn kernels (I love the white hull-less variety)
  • 1/8 – 1/4 cup butter
  • salt to taste

Directions

Get out a very large bowl. Heat the oil in a heavy pot or popcorn maker on high heat until shimmering hot. I often toss in a few kernels first; if they start “swimming” and sizzling, the oil is ready. Add the rest of the kernels and the butter and swirl the pot well, holding it above the burner. Do this a few times until it begins to pop, returning it to the burner in between. Keep the lid slightly ajar to keep popcorn crisp. Once it starts popping, remove pot and shake the kettle mid-air several times to shake the unpopped kernels to the bottom before returning it to the stove. When the lid begins to rise, shake about a third of the popcorn into the bowl. Return the kettle to the burner, shaking it again; repeat these steps until the popping slows down significantly. Shake salt over the popcorn, taste, and adjust.

Serve with apples for an old-fashioned economical snack.