Popcorn

The ultimate snack

SERVES 4
TIME TO MAKE 15 - 30 mins
MEAL TYPE Snack
SERVES 4
TIME TO MAKE 15 - 30 mins
MEAL TYPE Snack

Method

Stove top

  1. Heat the margarine in a heavy-based saucepan
  2. Add the corn.  Cover pan with a lid and shake over the heat to prevent browning
  3. Don't be tempted to remove the lid to soon
  4. Corn should be popped in 2-3 minutes
  5. Makes approximately 1 cup

Microwave

Place the margarine and corn in an oven bag.  Loosely twist the open end of the bag and place in the microwave.  Cook on 100% power for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes or until most of the kernels are popped.  Unpopped corn can be returned to the oven.

Flavours

Curried

Add 1/2 tsp curry powder to the saucepan or oven bag before popping. 

Sweet & spicy  

Add to 2 tsp of brown sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon and 1/2 cup sultanas after the corn has been popped. Mix well.

Balsamic vinegar and cracked pepper

Add 1 tbsp of balsamic vinegar, 2 tsp cracked black pepper after the corn has been popped. Mix well.

  • 4 tsp
    margarine or oil
  • 1/2 cup
    popcorn
Per serve
  • Energy
    285kJ
  • Total Fat
    4.6g
  • Saturated Fat
    1g
  • Total Carbohydrate
    6.3g
  • Dietary Fibre
    < 1g
  • Sodium
    229mg

Method

Stove top

  1. Heat the margarine in a heavy-based saucepan
  2. Add the corn.  Cover pan with a lid and shake over the heat to prevent browning
  3. Don't be tempted to remove the lid to soon
  4. Corn should be popped in 2-3 minutes
  5. Makes approximately 1 cup

Microwave

Place the margarine and corn in an oven bag.  Loosely twist the open end of the bag and place in the microwave.  Cook on 100% power for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes or until most of the kernels are popped.  Unpopped corn can be returned to the oven.

Flavours

Curried

Add 1/2 tsp curry powder to the saucepan or oven bag before popping. 

Sweet & spicy  

Add to 2 tsp of brown sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon and 1/2 cup sultanas after the corn has been popped. Mix well.

Balsamic vinegar and cracked pepper

Add 1 tbsp of balsamic vinegar, 2 tsp cracked black pepper after the corn has been popped. Mix well.