Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Lazy Dinner: Kettlecorn Edition

This is one bad habit I can definitely blame on my mother.  When given the chance, we're both more than happy to excuse nutrition and forgo a proper dinner in favor of a bowl of popcorn.  I came up with this recipe in college, back when you were thought of as a gourmet chef if you could make popcorn without a microwave (it's that easy).  It's light, quick and satisfies both sweet and salty cravings.

Olive or vegetable oil
1/4 cup popcorn kernels
2 TBLS white sugar (or to taste)

  1. Heat a bit of oil and two popcorn kernels in a covered, medium-sized pot on medium-high heat.
  2. When both kernels have popped, add the remaining popcorn and sugar.
  3. Shake the pot every 10 seconds or so to avoid burning.
  4. When all the popcorn is popped, pour it into a bowl and sprinkle with salt before it cools.

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