Photo: Great grandparents at their farm in Blandinsville, IL, with five of their six children .. my grandpa was yet a twinkle in grandma's eye. Stable boy and governess also pictured. Hodges farm, circa 1903-4

Friday, October 24, 2014

Popped Corn at Home

I try to limit boxed snack items.  The exception is hubby's saltine crackers.  

Keeping fresh popping corn on hand makes for a quick, effortless snack.

I don't trust the corn supply in the USA to be non-GMO (although I've read that popping corn is not), I buy organic popping corn .. or popping corn on the cob at our local u-pick farm.  

Pop the corn in a good quality oil.  Of late, I've been using avocado oil as it has a high heat index, and other health benefits.

Place popped corn into a very large bowl.  To the empty hot pan, place a few tablespoons of good quality butter.  The residual heat should be enough to melt the butter.  Add a pressed clove of garlic, if desired .. swirl and pour over the popped corn.  Sprinkle with sea salt .. toss in some dried herbs, and grated aged Parmesan cheese.  Toss well. 

Did you know that October is 'National Popcorn Month'?  Read more about the history of pop corn here.

Chosen Foods Avocado Oil   (best price I've found is at Costco .. about $10 for 33.8 fl oz)


Rebecca said...

Oh! Putting some garlic in that butter over popcorn really appeals to me! Yum!

Sandy said...

Mrs. Mac,

Popcorn Yum!!!!

I've never used avocado oil, you like it while cooking your popcorn.....have you used it for other items while cooking?

Mrs. Mac said...

Sandy ... I use avocado oil for pan frying; blender mayo with a mix of olive oil; any recipe that calls for vegetable oil.

Felisol said...

I envy you your access to clean corn ond pur oil. In Norway that is a huge problems. American companies, who cannot sell their GMo corn at home are pushing it on the European market.
Serina is using American companies to get us clead food, tea and cosmetic.It's better and it's cheaper.
A world gone wrong.

Mrs. Mac said...

Agreed, Felisol, a world gone wrong. American consumers are pushing back and wanting the American companies to at least list GMO on the labels of food items in the USA. Big companies such as Monsanto spend million upon millions of dollars to defeat the vote at the polls. People are mad that the same companies have different standards and labeling in foreign markets. Best to buy single ingredient products and skip the premade goods. Thanks for stopping by.