2 Popcorn Recipes: Salted and Caramel

Updated on July 29, 2020
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Two types of homemade popcorn: salted and caramel
Two types of homemade popcorn: salted and caramel | Source

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 time: 15 min
Cook time: 45 min
Ready in: 1 hour
Yields: 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

5 stars from 1 rating of 2 Popcorn Recipes: Salted and Caramel

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    • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      6 days ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      Thank you Devika.

    • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      6 days ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

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

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      Devika Primic 

      6 days ago

      I like popcorn and this is a good snack

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      Liza 

      7 days ago from USA

      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 jolly profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      8 days ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

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

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      Peggy Woods 

      9 days ago from Houston, Texas

      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 jolly profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      10 days ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      Thank you, Pamela.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      10 days ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      I will. Thank you, Bill

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      10 days ago from Sunny Florida

      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.

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      Bill Holland 

      10 days ago from Olympia, WA

      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!

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