This month, as part of the Secret Recipe Club, I was assigned the fabulous blog Living Lou. Lou is a 19 year old food blogger from Toronto, Ontario. She’s passionate about leading a healthy lifestyle and inspiring others to follow suit. She has a ton of great recipes to choose from.
I was torn between her recipe for Coconut Crusted Chicken Strips and her recipe for Parmesan Popcorn. I settled on making popcorn because I thought it would be fun to get back to basics and make popcorn from scratch. The chicken strips are on my menu for later this week.
There really is no need to make prepackaged popcorn. Making it at home is simple, convenient and allows you to take basic popcorn to the next level with a variety of flavors. I tweaked Lou’s recipe by adding some garlic powder. I have a tendency to add garlic to a lot of my recipes. I love the flavor it brings to various dishes.
I forgot how much popcorn comes from 1/2 cup of popcorn kernels. I didn’t measure it but I would estimate that it makes around 4 quarts (16 cups) of popcorn, more than enough to feed your family and a few guests.
Watching the kernels “pop” into cooked popcorn was just as fun as watching the Jiffy Pop my mom made when I was little. There’s something mesmerizing about watching it transform from a few kernels to cups and cups of popcorn. This would be a really fun recipe to make with your kids.