Popcorn is truly the ideal snack. Aside from being generally delicious and able to make you more popular, popcorn is pretty darn good for you as well. It's a whole grain, richer in antioxidants than a lot of fruit, and high in fiber. It's incredibly sating and makes an excellent snack or even a meal substitute in a pinch.
My love affair with popcorn began just a few years ago once I discovered the joys - and the simplicity - of stovetop popcorn. (Prior to that, I thought of popcorn only as the lackluster microwave variety.) After my eyes were opened to how easy and delicious stovetop popcorn was to make, it quickly became a regular fixture in my diet. And when I experimented with using OmegaOil as the oil for cooking my popcorn, it took everything to an entirely new level. The OmegaOil gives the popcorn a rich, buttery flavor that tastes exactly like what you get in the movie theater. In fact, everyone who has tried this popcorn is amazed when I tell them there is no butter in it - just OmegaOil.
A few weeks ago, we had the privilege of providing post-race nourishment to runners in the RACE Cancer Foundation 5K. A runner myself and sister to a cancer survivor, I wanted to provide something that both showcased our oil yet was also special in its own right. These runners deserved it, and OmegaOil popcorn fit the bill. We popped up a heaping batch and served runners their own craft-paper bags of warm popcorn. We were met with such delight! Everyone raved about the flavor and about what a great post-race snack the popcorn was.
I've been asked for this simple recipe more than any other recipe I've ever created. It's delicious stovetop popcorn, kicked up a notch, and I'm so excited to share it.
Being picky about ingredients: OmegaOil Cooking Oil makes the difference here. I've used olive oil and canola oil in the past - neither compare flavor-wise (not to mention nutrition-wise).
- 1/3 cup popcorn kernels
- 3 tbsp OmegaOil Cooking Oil
- 1 tsp Kosher salt
1. Heat large pot over high heat and add OmegaOil.
2. When oil starts to shimmer, add salt to pot.
3. Add popcorn kernels to pot, cover, and shake.
4. After about one minute (when popcorn is steadily popping), give pot another shake.
5. Remove from heat once popping begins to slow. Wait 2 minutes, then serve and enjoy!
Total time: 5 min