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Savoury Popcorn

June 27, 2013

Popcorn is versatile, good for you and easy and fun to make. Try any of these spice mixes or make your own up depending on what you’ve got in the cupboard.

30g of kernels makes enough for a medium-sized bowl for 1 person. For more, increase the spices and oil proportionately but remember that popcorn expands a lot, so you may need to make it in small batches.

Also, don’t expect all the kernels to pop. A small amount of unpopped kernels is normal.

Ingredients
30g popcorn kernels
1 tsp oil (extra virgin olive oil works well)

plus either…

Chili Ginger
1 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp salt

Chili Basil
1 tsp dried basil
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp salt

Mexican chili
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp oregano
1/8 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp salt

Garlic and Onion
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp salt

Method
Place the popcorn kernels into a microwave-safe bowl. Mix the spices into the kernels and pour over the oil. Mix well until all the kernels are covered with oil and spices. Cover with a microwave-safe plate and place in the microwave.

Microwave on 100% until the kernels are popping infrequently. This takes about 4 or 5 minutes with my microwave but will change depending upon the power of your microwave and the materials your bowl and plate are made from. Allow to cool for a couple of minutes before serving.

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