National Popcorn Day
Today January 19th is National Popcorn Day! Fun eh? On average, every American consumes 52 quarts of popcorn per year. It seems as though we always have a bowl of this treat on the counter and we even like it a day old. John just pops a bowl in the microwave.
Perhaps some clarification is needed here… We don’t eat microwaved popcorn. Sure, we’ll eat it if that’s what we have been given, but we prefer the freshly popped corn that I make on top of the stop. The flavor is so much better. It”s also a lot cheaper…that’s always a plus for us.
Here are some must haves for us:
- heat the pan with corn or sunflower oil, then add the popcorn
- when done, use real butter, not margarine
- use butter & salt or any other spice… like red pepper flakes (a favorite), curry, garam masala, etc. I often add the red pepper flakes to the hot oil, add the popcorn right away, give it a shake every few minutes.
It’s cheaper than just about any other snack food and full of fiber.