“Gourmet” Popcorn! 😜

So no, this isn’t a recipe for beef wellington, but it is a “go to” snack that we all enjoy. Popcorn is easy to prepare and a great alternative to greasy chips. Making it at home from kernels is also a much better choice than the micro-wavable kind that is full of mystery chemicals. They KEY ingredient is the flavor infused oil that is available at specialty stores. Our favorite is Chipotle oil which I mix two to one with canola oil. The reason I don’t use all flavored oil is that the burning point would be too low leaving the popcorn with an unpleasant flavor.

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  • 2 TBSP Chipotle infused olive oil
  • 1 TBSP Canola oil
  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
  • salt to taste
  • chipotle chili pepper to taste

Heat oils in bottom of large pot on medium high. Toss in some kernels that will pop to let you know when the oil is hot.pop3

Once popcorn pops, quickly add the rest of the kernels.

With the lid on, shake the pot up and down frequently to keep the kernels moving so they don’t burn. Use fitted oven gloves.

When done, add salt and chipotle chili pepper to taste.

Serve and enjoy. (I can double the recipe in my one large pot)


I also like using Bergamot infused olive oil..it has an orangey flavor.  When the kernels are popped and slightly cooled, I toss in salt and maybe 1-2 TBSP of finely shaved dark chocolate. The flavors are truly delicious



7 Comments Add yours

  1. hmunro says:

    Mmmm! This sounds delicious, Cindy! Thank you for the recipe, which I assure you I’ll be obsessing about all day. 🙂

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    1. Cindy says:

      I am obsessed with flavor infused olive oils and vinegars..I don’t think bottled salad dressing has touched my lips in years.

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      1. hmunro says:

        … and you’re probably much healthier for it. 🙂

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  2. you had me at chipotle infused oil 😀

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    1. Cindy says:

      It is truly yummy.. you will never go back to micro-waved popcorn again. 😊

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  3. Actually it pops pretty well in the microwave. Use a big Pyrex bowl, put the oil and corn in the bottom and cover with a plate. Nuke until done.

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    1. Cindy says:

      I have NEVER done that! All I know is I will never eat those bags of micro-wave pop corn again after my dog did one time. I had the HUGE Costco box of like a hundred thousand bags of the stuff..and my dog broke into them while we were gone.. I came home to a catastrophe that was beyond imagination. That orange looking paste was everywhere..as were kernels and vomit and my dog was oiled up like a weasel and soooo sick..it was a def-con-4 level dog- disaster and the result was I could never eat (or even smell) that stuff again…ever. 😝

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