Thursday, July 16, 2015

J@H - Cheesey Popcorn

Making cheesey popcorn is almost as easy as buying it! Well, once you locate the necessary ingredients, but that's what Amazon is for! Go there now and place your order for cheese powder, buttermilk powder and popcorn kernels. You'll be making your own cheesey popcorn in no time!


Also, I have to mention that I did all of this without a microwave. We are still renovating our new house and haven't gotten to the kitchen yet. There are grand plans to install an over-oven microwave, but that hasn't happened yet. I tried a few different methods until I came upon this popcorn popping procedure. It pops all the kernels and doesn't burn the finished popcorn.


You may be asking if this cheese popcorn is "better" for you than the store-bought variety. The popcorn itself is so easy, it's worth ditching the microwave stuff. Sadly, if you're for all-natural everything, the cheese powder may be outside of your comfort zone. The yellow cheese powder contains yellow #5, a food safe synthetic dye. Want something a little less yellow? Try this white cheddar powder.

Natural or not, I ate the entire bag of popcorn in one evening. So good.

One Year Ago: Peanut Butter Bar Ice Cream Sandwiches
Two Years Ago: Nutella Thumbprints
Three Years Ago: Strawberry-Lemon Preserves & Ginger-Pear Preserves
Four Years Ago: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Five Years Ago: Crunchy French Toast



Cheesey Popcorn
Cheese Topping from Classic Snacks

3 tablespoons grapeseed oil (or peanut oil or canola oil)
1/3 cup popcorn kernels (white or yellow)

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

2 tablespoons cheddar cheese powder
1/2 teaspoon buttermilk powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon cornstarch

Heat 3 tablespoons oil in a 3-quart pot over medium-high heat. Toss in four kernels and cover with a lid. Once the kernels pop, add the remaining kernels in a single layer. Remove from the heat for 30 seconds. Return pot to the heat and listen for the pops. Once the popping starts, shake the pot until the popping stops. Remove from the heat and transfer to another bowl.

Melt butter in the same pot. Pour over the popped popcorn and stir until the popcorn is completely coated.  Combine remaining ingredients in a gallon-sized zip-top bag and shake until combined. Add popcorn and shake to coat in cheese topping.
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