If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you've heard me whining about not having power. It's been out since Friday and our new restoration estimate is tonight at 11:30. We'll see. Besides it being dark, which is the obvious inconvenience, we're going to have to throw away everything in our fridge and freezer. I hate that. A food blogger with an empty fridge and no computer access is pretty useless. I'm currently at my parents house borrowing some WiFi and electricity to get a few things done. Luckily the weather has cooled down a little so not having AC hasn't been a huge deal.
In honor of my simpler, power-free, lifestyle, I give you Amish Country Coconut Oil Popcorn. Total coincidence that that's the brand I used since I actually made this last week, but apparently it was foreshadowing my current condition.
I haven't made microwave popcorn in years. Like probably over 10 years. I like it better on the stove and really, I think it's just as easy. This was my first time making it with coconut oil and it was really good.
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2 Tablespoons coconut oil
1/4 cup popcorn kernels (organic, non-GMO, preferably)
sea salt, to taste
seasoned salt, to taste
lemon pepper, to taste
Add the coconut oil and kernels to a heavy bottom pan (I used a 5 quart pan) and cover.
When first kernel pops, shake the pot to coat the kernels with the oil.
Let the cooking continue until the popping slows down to a few seconds between each pop.
Be mindful that even after you remove the pan from the heat, sometimes a rogue kernel still pops. Watch your eyes.
Pour in a large bowl and immediately season.
Other coconut oil treats: Coconut Oil Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies or Coconut Oil Brownies.