Watch Cooking Channel

Cue the Popcorn!

Popcorn

Make Theater-Style Popcorn at Home - Image Courtesy Food Network Magazine

Sure, you can make fancy-schmancy Mark Zucker-burgers“True Cheese Grits” and White and Black Swan Pasta all day long, but really, what are the Oscars without popcorn? Skip the bagged stuff — making your own is tastier and simpler.

Make Your Own
You don’t really need any special equipment to pop popcorn — just a large pot with a lid and a bag of popcorn (not the microwave kind, just the plain kernels.)  Pour a few tablespoons of neutral oil in the pot,  then throw in a few kernels and cover. When the first kernels start to pop, add the rest of the popcorn — a cup of dry popcorn will make enough for a crowd.  Cover the pot and shake occasionally, and remove from the heat when there are more than 3 seconds between pops.

Spice It Up
At this point, your popcorn would be delicious tossed with a little salt, but why stop there? Mix and match these flavorings to add pizazz to your popcorn:

Parmesan Popcorn

Giada's Parmesan-Pecorino Popcorn

  • Salt and pepper
  • Grated Parmesan or Pecorino cheese
  • Grated lemon or lime zest
  • Flavored gourmet salts (Bacon and black truffle salt, anyone?)
  • Chipotle powder
  • Smoked paprika
  • French or Italian dry spice blend
  • Nutritional yeast (adds a cheese-like flavor)
  • Cajun seasoning (or really, any seasoning blend)
  • Cinnamon and sugar

Go Gourmet
The Oscars are all about glitz, so go ahead, give your popcorn a little something extra.  These recipes just might win you “Best Supporting Snack.”

Nigella’s Sweet and Spicy Party Popcorn
Sugar, paprika, cinnamon and a hefty amount of butter bring Nigella’s snack up to party standards.

Theater-Style (shown above)
The butter at the theater is more special effect than real food.  Pop your popcorn in the real thing — clarified butter — and taste the difference.

Caramel Corn

Emeril's Caramel Corn

Nutty Caramel Popcorn
This sweet take is a classic for a reason — who could resist crispy-coated, sweet popcorn tossed with peanuts, walnuts and pecans? Emeril gives his a little kick with some cayenne pepper.

Chocolate-Orange Brown Butter Popcorn
Top your popcorn with a winning combo of nutty browned butter, chocolate shavings and orange zest.

Rosemary-Scented Popcorn
Toss popcorn with rosemary-infused oil (or basil-studded olive oil) before and after you pop.

Kevin Bacon Popcorn

Bacon Caramel Popcorn
Guaranteed to steal the show, this addictive popcorn is coated with sweet, salty caramel and tossed with crispy bits of bacon. Yes, bacon! Go forth and pop!

How do you pop your popcorn?

Tags:

Comments (4239)

  1. New Ipod posted 12/16/2013

    Check this out…

    [...] that is the end of this article. Here you’ll find some sites that we think you’ll appreciate, just click the links over[...]……

  2. runescape 3 power leveling posted 12/16/2013

    safe power leveling and gold…

    we can provide that power leveling faster and safe ,welcome to place order on our website…

  3. klicken Sie hier posted 12/16/2013

    Safe Power Leveling und Gold…

    Ich bin mir nicht sicher hätte hätte getan, wenn ich nicht gestoßen ein solcher Thema wie diese….

  4. Fredericton leaking basement posted 12/16/2013

    Check this out…

    [...] that is the end of this article. Here you’ll find some sites that we think you’ll appreciate, just click the links over[...]……

  5. Lawyer posted 12/16/2013

    You should check this out…

    [...] Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine a few unrelated data, nevertheless really worth taking a look, whoa did one learn about Mid East has got more problerms as well [...]……

  6. Cure for oral herpes posted 12/16/2013

    Just Browsing…

    While I was browsing yesterday I saw a great article concerning…

  7. Title…

    [...]the time to study or go to the content or sites we have linked to below the[...]…

  8. UK Slots Online posted 12/17/2013

    Thank you…

    [...]Hello! I just might like to give a monstrous thumbs up for the great info you have here on this post. I might be returning to your blog for more soon.[...]…

  9. click here posted 12/18/2013

    safe power leveling and gold…

    we can provide that power leveling faster and safe ,welcome to place order on our website…

  10. tao of badass customer review posted 12/18/2013

    Dreary Day…

    It was a dreary day here today, so I just took to messing around online and realized…

  11. Check this out…

    [...] that is the end of this article. Here you’ll find some sites that we think you’ll appreciate, just click the links over[...]……

  12. UGG Bailey Button Boots posted 12/18/2013

    Informative and precise…

    Its hard to find informative and precise info but here I noted…

  13. weight loss posted 12/19/2013

    Digg this…

    While checking out DIGG today I found this…

  14. Weight loss posted 12/19/2013

    Hi and thanks…

    [...]Nice article. I learn something more challenging on different blogs everyday. It will usually be exciting to see content from different writers and training a little anything off their store. I’d like to utilize some with the content on my blog wh…

  15. Small Business Web Design posted 12/20/2013

    Superb website…

    [...]always a big fan of linking to bloggers that I like but don’t get a lot of link love from[...]……

  16. Gift for all occasions posted 12/20/2013

    Appreciate it…

    [...]After research a few of the blog posts in your website now, and I really like your method of blogging. I bookmarked it to my bookmark website list and will likely to be checking back shortly. Please check out my website as well and allow me unders…

  17. Alla Cuffie posted 12/20/2013

    Cue the Popcorn! | Devour The Blog: Cooking Channel…

    My spouse and that i are now delighted that Albert could perform his scientific tests on account of the concepts he had by way of your online page. It truly is every now and then perplexing to simply constantly be gifting away measures which a number o…

  18. Harga Timbangan posted 12/21/2013

    Woman of Alien…

    Ideal function you might have carried out, this site is de facto amazing with wonderful info. Time is God’s strategy for maintaining almost everything from occurring simultaneously….

  19. Bless you…

    [...]I’d have to check with you here. And is not something I usually do! I enjoy reading a article that will make people think. Additionally, thanks for allowing us to comment![...]…

  20. trading Forex posted 12/21/2013

    Title…

    [...]here are some hyperlinks to web-sites that we link to for the reason that we believe they may be worth visiting[...]…

  21. a site posted 12/21/2013

    Online Article……

    [...]The information mentioned in the article are some of the best available [...]……

  22. Andrea Serafin posted 12/21/2013

    newsweek…

    Forex focus,forex new,forex chart, real-time news, market new, technical analysis,forex forcast and more….

  23. engineered quartz countertops posted 12/21/2013

    Websites you should visit…

    [...]below you’ll find the link to few websites that we think you could visit[...]……

  24. best online backup posted 12/22/2013

    Related……

    [...]just beneath, are numerous totally not related sites to ours, however, they are surely worth going over[...]……

  25. online backup posted 12/22/2013

    Online Article……

    [...]The information mentioned in the article are some of the best available [...]……

  26. iherb coupon code posted 12/22/2013

    Related……

    [...]just beneath, are numerous totally not related articles to ours, however, they are surely worth going over[...]……

  27. tao of badass posted 12/22/2013

    Bless you…

    [...]I am frequently to blogging and I really appreciate your content. The post really peaks my interest. I am going to bookmark your website and keep checking for new information.[...]…

  28. Reinaldo Sulkowski posted 12/22/2013

    newsday…

    you use a fantastic weblog here! do you require to make some invite posts on my weblog?…

  29. Title…

    [...]Sites of interest we have a link to[...]…

  30. ???? posted 12/23/2013

    Title…

    [...]that could be the end of this article. Here you will discover some sites that we feel you’ll appreciate, just click the links over[...]…

  31. ambit energy posted 12/23/2013

    Cool sites…

    [...]I came across a nice page that you might enjoy. Take a look if you want[...]……

  32. new women's handbags posted 12/23/2013

    News info…

    I was reading the news and I saw this really interesting information…

  33. recommended antiaging creams posted 12/23/2013

    Digg this…

    While checking out DIGG yesterday I noticed this…

  34. tablets posted 12/23/2013

    Great website…

    [...]we like to honor many other blogs, even if they aren’t linked to us, by linking to them. Under are some of them worthed to try[...]……

  35. how to control anxiety posted 12/24/2013

    Cool sites…

    [...]I came across a cool site that you might be interested in. Take a look if you want[...]……

  36. vitamin d3 posted 12/24/2013

    Title…

    [...]very handful of internet websites that transpire to be in depth beneath, from our point of view are undoubtedly well worth checking out[...]…

  37. best cellulite creams posted 12/24/2013

    Bored at work…

    I like to surf in various places on the online world, often I will just go to Stumble Upon and follow thru…

  38. Jobs in Australia posted 12/24/2013

    Superb website…

    [...]always a big fan of linking to bloggers that I love but don’t get a lot of link love from[...]……

  39. best acne remedies posted 12/24/2013

    Wikia…

    Wika linked to this place…

  40. clean my pc posted 12/24/2013

    Bored at work…

    I like to look in various places on the internet, often I will just go to Stumble Upon and follow thru…

  41. under eye treatments posted 12/25/2013

    Great website…

    [...]we like to honor many other internet sites on the web, even if they aren’t linked to us, by linking to them. Under are some webpages worth checking out[...]……

  42. fix dry skin posted 12/25/2013

    Bored at work…

    I like to surf around the internet, regularly I will go to Stumble Upon and read and check stuff out…

  43. pets posted 12/25/2013

    Related……

    [...]just beneath, are numerous totally not related websites to ours, however, they are surely worth going over[...]……

  44. hemoroids posted 12/25/2013

    Cool sites…

    [...]we came across a cool page that you might enjoy. Take a look if you want[...]……

  45. pets posted 12/25/2013

    Informative and precise…

    Its difficult to find informative and accurate information but here I found…

  46. look at this site posted 12/26/2013

    Tumblr article…

    I saw someone talking about this on Tumblr and it linked to…

  47. Title…

    [...]we prefer to honor many other internet sites on the web, even if they aren’t linked to us, by linking to them. Beneath are some webpages really worth checking out[...]…

  48. gtacdkey posted 12/26/2013

    Title…

    [...]check beneath, are some totally unrelated internet websites to ours, nevertheless, they’re most trustworthy sources that we use[...]…

  49. Spencer Police posted 12/26/2013

    news reporter goes ghetto…

    Compliments for this post, I am glad I noticed this website on yahoo….

  50. view more posted 12/27/2013

    safe power leveling and gold…

    we can provide that power leveling faster and safe ,welcome to place order on our website…

Post a New Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

c