So no, this isn’t a recipe for beef wellington, but it is a “go to” snack that we all enjoy. Popcorn is easy to prepare and a great alternative to greasy chips. Making it at home from kernels is also a much better choice than the micro-wavable kind that is full of mystery chemicals. They KEY ingredient is the flavor infused oil that is available at specialty stores. Our favorite is Chipotle oil which I mix two to one with canola oil. The reason I don’t use all flavored oil is that the burning point would be too low leaving the popcorn with an unpleasant flavor.
- 2 TBSP Chipotle infused olive oil
- 1 TBSP Canola oil
- 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
- salt to taste
- chipotle chili pepper to taste
Once popcorn pops, quickly add the rest of the kernels.
With the lid on, shake the pot up and down frequently to keep the kernels moving so they don’t burn. Use fitted oven gloves.
When done, add salt and chipotle chili pepper to taste.
Serve and enjoy. (I can double the recipe in my one large pot)
I also like using Bergamot infused olive oil..it has an orangey flavor. When the kernels are popped and slightly cooled, I toss in salt and maybe 1-2 TBSP of finely shaved dark chocolate. The flavors are truly delicious