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2 Popcorn Recipes: Salted and Caramel

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Two types of homemade popcorn: salted and caramel

Two types of homemade popcorn: salted and caramel

Popcorn is one of the six major types of corn; the others are dent corn, flint corn, pod corn, flour corn, and sweet corn. Compared to the other types of corn kernels, the popcorn kernel is smaller in size and roundish.

Popcorn is a variety of corn kernel that puffs up when heated. It is a very popular snack in theatres and at sporting events. It is equally popular with kids and adults.

Popcorn can be made with butter or oil, and in small quantities it can be easily made at home on a stovetop in a pot or pressure cooker. Try it! You will be glad you made it.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

15 min

45 min

1 hour

6-8 servings

Ingredients

To make salted popcorn:

  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp salted butter

To make caramel popcorn:

  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp salted butter
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda

Instructions

  1. To make salted popcorn, keep a pressure cooker on low heat and put in the oil. Add the butter and let it melt.
  2. Raise the heat to low-medium and add the corn kernels, turmeric powder, and salt. Keep stirring continuously until the corn kernels begin to pop; then close the pressure cooker lid. Remember to remove the weight on the lid before closing it.
  3. Let the kernels continue to pop. When you no longer hear popping, then turn off the heat, open the lid, and transfer the popcorn to a bowl. Salted popcorn is ready to serve.
  4. To make caramel popcorn follow all the steps above (but do not add the turmeric).
  5. Set a nonstick pan on high heat and add the sugar. Stir until the sugar begins to melt, then reduce the heat to medium and keep stirring until all the sugar has melted.
  6. Reduce heat to low-medium and cook the melted sugar until it turns a golden colour. Add the butter and salt. Stir until well mixed. When the mixture starts to bubble, add the baking soda and mix well again.
  7. Remove the pan from the heat and immediately add in the popped corn. Stir until all of the popcorn is coated with the caramel; then transfer it to a flat plate and let it cool completely. The joined popcorn can easily be separated by hand. Caramel popcorn is ready to serve.

Salted and Caramel Popcorn: 2 Recipes

© 2020 Rajan Singh Jolly

Comments

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 31, 2020:

Thank you Devika.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 31, 2020:

This is so easy to make. I hope you try it. Thanks for appreciating the popcorn recipe, Liza.

Devika Primic on July 31, 2020:

I like popcorn and this is a good snack

Liza from USA on July 30, 2020:

My husband and I love popcorn, and one of our favorites is salted caramel popcorn. It is my choice if we go to a movie theater. Your recipe seems easy to follow, and I like the way how they look! It will be a great weekend treat before sitting down and enjoying a movie at home. Thanks for sharing Rajan!

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 29, 2020:

That was a novel way to make popcorn, Peggy. Thank you for visiting.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on July 28, 2020:

Back in the days before pressure cookers existed, my dad had an old kettle that he used to make popcorn on the stove. In my memory, that is still the best popcorn I ever had. It was buttered and made such a good treat. Your recipes sound tasty. Thanks for the instructions.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 27, 2020:

Thank you, Pamela.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 27, 2020:

I will. Thank you, Bill

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on July 27, 2020:

I would love to sit down and watch a movie while eating this popcorn. Rajan, this is one more very good and easy recipe. Thank you.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on July 27, 2020:

I'm a popcorn and butter kind of guy, but Bev loves caramel, so she will be thankful! Blessings to you, my friend. Be safe!