Saturday, June 14, 2008

my famous "spicy popcorn"

thats what my kids call it. its not that "spicy"really. it is nutritional yeasty.
this is probably my most popular recipe. kind of sad i know - its just popcorn. but really, its the best popcorn ever!

first start with fresh, homemade pocorn. no microwaves please!
just cover the bottom of a heavy bottomed saucepan with popcorn and then add enough oil to get all the pocorn wet. the popcorn shouldnt be drowning in oil - just coated. i use extra virgin olive oil mostly. i love using coconut oil but my husband has a serious aversion to it. you might have to experiment with the temps of your stove and the kind of pan and the length you leave it on. i turn mine on high. once its halfway popped i turn it down a tiny bit. this seems to help it not burn. its done once the popping starts to slow down. take it off the burner and let it sit to finish popping and cool down.

i always make a big stockpot full of popcorn, i think its a 6 or maybe 8 quart pot. i split it into 2 bowls, one for danny with just salt and butter and one spicy popcorn:
melt 3 Tbs butter and 3 Tbs coconut oil and pour over popcorn
sprinkle about 1 tsp salt and 1 tsp granulated onion over the popcorn and mix gently
sprinkle about 4-5 Tbs nutritional yeast (crush it with your fingers as you sprinkle)
mix well
sometime i grind red pepper flakes into it to make it spicier


Elizabeth said...

finally revealing to the world the secret popcorn recipe.

If you have people coming over make sure you have some of this on the counter.

sure beats cracker jacks, even regardless of my mouthful of sweet tooths :)

Elizabeth said...

ok- it's time for the chocolate chip cookies with the almond flour

the almond milk

the peanut soup

and recipes for italian food lovers easter and christmas celebrations

i'll be waiting

jill said...

thanks elizabeth,
i think your my biggest fan!
i wish i could use spices the way you can though! i think my biggest callenge will be remembering to measure things so i can have a real recipe to write down!

Sara Robins said...

I have been meaning to ask you about this popcorn....I can't wait to make it!

Prapatti (Connie) said...


I already got this recipe from you one time a while back. I can see why it is your one of your most popular recipes!

Glad to see you are posting your recipes. Love, Connie
PS Did you know I go by 'Prapatti' mostly now?