C. is the big popcorn lover in our family. All of us love it, but he loves it best. I surprised him with it on Saturday night, for our movie night. We watched North and South, based on the novel of the same name by Elizabeth Gaskell, who also wrote Wives and Daughters, which was also turned into a fantastic movie.
Back to the popcorn, though. It might seem terribly indulgent for me to have used red palm oil for the popping. Red palm oil is almost double the price of the grapeseed oil I normally use. But I really, really wanted to try it. Red palm oil can be heated to high temps without changing composition, which makes it a healthy choice for popping popcorn.
Another benefit, although you can’t call it “healthy”, is that the popcorn came out movie-theater yellow, which the kids loved. I tossed the popcorn with sea salt and nutritional yeast — for a bit of cheezy flavor. The red palm oil gave the popcorn a bit of a tang, but not overly powerful. Yumm!
I toss our popcorn in doubled up paper bags. I learned that from a friend in high school and have done it ever since.
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