My BAW readers know that I am a big fan of Food Network‘s Alton Brown and Scandal‘s Olivia Pope. So what better way to honor them both than by sharing a recipe that I learned from Alton that’s perfect for Olivia. And it’s rigged of course.
1/4 cup unpopped jumbo popcorn kernels
2 teaspoons cooking oil
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
stapler or Scotch tape
Mix popcorn kernels, oil, and salt. Pour into paper bag. Fold bag narrowly at the very top and staple shut once. Then place bag in the microwave on high for 2 minutes.
DON’T PANIC! One staple is too small to make sparks in the microwave. I trust Alton Brown’s advice and I do it this way 3-4 times a week without incident. However if you are uncomfortable stapling the bag, simply tape it shut at the very top.
Sometimes I add another seasoning or a pat of butter. There are lots of possibilities.
And as a true Scandalholic and Gladiator, I always pair it with a large glass of red wine.
How often do you eat popcorn?
My daddy likes BBQ sauce on his popcorn. Do you like any unusual toppings on yours?
Are you a fan of Scandal’s Olivia Pope and/or Food Network’s Alton Brown?