Today, we’re featuring recipes using popcorn! Popcorn is a great snack – here are just a few stats about popcorn you might find interesting:
- Popcorn is a variety of corn, but it is not the same as field corn and sweet corn; different plants, grown in different parts of the country.
- Popcorn contains water inside the kernel, when heated this moisture turns to steam and puts pressure on the seed coat, which then pops and the starchy interior appears!
- Old Maids are hypothesized to be caused by three things: they (1) were heated too slowly, (2) don’t have enough moisture inside to result in popping, or (3) the hull may be “leaky”.
- Popcorn has two main shapes: butterfly (see above) and mushroom
- Air-popped popcorn is high in fiber and low in calories, has no sugar or sodium… but be weary of “movie-theater” popcorn!
- Stay away from pre-packaged microwave popcorn. Make your own instead – all you need is 1/4 C popcorn and a brown paper bag.
Here are a few of our favorite ways to use popcorn:
Honey Butter Popcorn – When you are looking for a treat or a dessert popcorn, try this honey butte popcorn. Simple and delicious. Not overly sweet. Get the recipe here.
Papa’s Popcorn – My dad is famous for this stuff. If you have a stove popper, give this recipe a go. We can make a whole meal out of it. Get the recipe here.
Grandma’s Sugared Popcorn – This recipe comes from my 93-year-old grandmother. Better than kettle corn, and so perfectly my grandma. Get the recipe here.
Chocolate Craisin Popcorn – Toss in some chocolate chips and craisins and you have a delicious after-school snack. Get the recipe here.
Apple Popcorn Munch – Dried apples, cinnamon, sugared popcorn and salty popcorn… delightful combination. Get the recipe here.
Do you like popcorn? What is your favorite way to enjoy it?
If you have a recipe to share, stop by Tiffany’s blog and link it up to the Ingredient Spotlight for this week! I can’t wait to see all the other yummy popcorn creations.