When it was unbearably hot last week, one of the lighter foods I enjoyed eating (and I pretty much ate only light foods, with the exception of maybe ice cream) was seasoned popcorn. I actually am not a big popcorn lover, it tastes kind of like air to me (or chemicals, if it's from a bag), unless it is stove popped and well-seasoned. My favorite popcorn recipe is of course one I made up:
Homemade Seasoned Popcorn
To stove-cook popcorn, for the uninitiated, you pour popcorn to cover most of the bottom of a big pot and add enough canola oil so that there's a thin film under all of the kernels and then heat on high until the popping slows to a few seconds between pops (honestly, it's so much better and ridiculously easy-- I can't believe the microwave popcorn business does so well).
After it's popped I sprinkle on:
- garlic powder
- italian seasonings
It doesn't even need butter, and it tastes really, really good. I even love this popcorn.