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Sunday, July 6, 2014

Remixed Popcorn

When I graduated from college, I was totally used to the "college" way of fixing every food item ever: the microwave. The easiest thing to make - besides Easy Mac and Ramen - was popcorn, because it was pretty much foolproof and perfect for any hangout situation, especially movie nights.

However, I am a huge fan of popcorn at movie theaters. I kind of have popcorn seasoning and butter down to a science. I've had plenty of practice at the theaters that actually had their own butter dispensers.

Fast-forward to when I came home from school. One day, I discovered that Mom had made some popcorn. Not just normal boxed popcorn, though. It had extra butter and extra salt and pepper. And it was glorious.

So, I began to experiment on my own, and thus the remixed/enhanced popcorn was born. And now, I'm going to share it with you guys! :)



Ingredients:

  • 1 package of your favorite popcorn (NOT kettle corn) 
  • Half stick or 1/4 cup butter 
  • Cracked sea salt 


Materials:

  • Medium-sized bowl (to serve popcorn) 
  • Measuring cup or small glass bowl


 Let's make some!

  1.  First, microwave the package of popcorn as stated on the directions. With my microwave, I set it to 3 minutes, then watch it closely. As soon as there's a lag between pops, I stop the microwave and take the package out. I'll give it a gentle shake as soon as it's done, because sometimes the package is still hot enough to pop a few of those stray kernels. After the popcorn's done, set it aside. 
  2.  Next, take a half stick of butter and microwave it until it's hot (not boiling) and melted. While your butter is melting into joy, go ahead and pour your popcorn into your serving bowl. 
  3.  Once your butter has melted, the fun begins. Pour half of your butter onto the popcorn, then shake the mixing bowl. Crack some sea salt on top, then shake again. Finally, pour the rest of the butter on top and add some more sea salt. Don't shake this layer. 
  4.  Serve and enjoy. :) 


 Now you have some fabulous popcorn, and it's perfect for movie nights or a good snack! Try out other seasonings and savory popcorn flavors, too!

Serves 1-2.

What's your favorite way to make popcorn? Would you like to see a sweet version of this recipe? Let me know the comments. :) Thanks, y'all!
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