Decadent smoky homemade bacon popcorn: I think I have enough said already! Have you ever thought of adding bacon to popcorn then? Because this is a great appetizer and snack!
This bacon popcorn is my second popcorn recipe on this foodie website.
I kept the first one pretty simple yet salty and spicy. I tossed the kernels in a mixture of salt, ground curcuma, curry, chili and paprika powder.
And the end result was absolutely delicious.
Paprika, salt and chili go very well together. There is just something about that combo that I love. It is very addictive if you ask me!
What’s your favorite popcorn flavor or topping?
I have seen pretty wacko popcorn dishes. With melted cheese, and even kewpie mayo. We were once at a reception for a new restaurant opening. And one of the little nibbles at the bar was popcorn with truffle oil.
Well I can guarantee you that this truffle popcorn was a real treat!
In my first popcorn recipe I also explain my aversion against sugary sweet popcorn…
It gives me goosebumps even now when I’m writing this down!
I have always loved the combination of salt and popcorn, never ever liked the buttery sugar loaded popcorn. Even when I’m visiting fairs or movie theatres and I smell that hot and heavy scent, no I can’t stand it.
And I just can’t help it.
Easy Bacon Popcorn
That’s a pretty easy one. Just get the right corn kernels (available in most larger supermarkets), give them a touch of vegetable oil and heat and whatever extra condiments or ingredients you would like.
I bumped into quite some bacon and popcorn recipes on Twitter lately.
And I thought it wouldn’t hurt to put this one on my to-do list as well. The hubs was quite suspicious about it when I put a bowl of the popcorn in front of him.
But he got the whole picture after just one bite…
Easy Bacon Popcorn Recipe
- 1 ½ oz popcorn kernels (45 g)
- 3,5 oz salted bacon (100 g)
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
Cut the salted bacon into small strips and add them to a large and high pan (one that has a lid). Place the pan with bacon over medium heat and fry it without adding extra oil or butter for a couple of minutes until cooked through.
Remove the bacon to a clean place or cup. Leave the remaining bacon grease in the pan and add the vegetable oil together with the popcorn kernels and a good pinch of pepper and salt.
Put a lid on the pan and place it over medium-high heat now. Shake the pan regularly until the popcorn kernels start to pop against the lid. Turn the heat off once the popping has more or less stopped. Shake the pan a couple of times. Take off the lid and add the fried bacon to the popcorn.
Stir the popcorn well and check the seasoning. Add extra pepper or salt to taste if necessary. Transfer the fresh popcorn to a clean bowl and serve hot.