Lately my husband has been extolling the virtues of popcorn as an evening snack over, say, chocolate fudge brownie ice cream. He particularly likes to share a big bowl if we’re planning to watch a movie or a marathon session of The Office episodes. He likes to sprinkle his with a little Tabasco for flavor. I, on the other hand, am a strict butter and salt girl. Which, I understand, undermines popcorn’s naturally healthy, low-cal benefits.
So as long as I’m putting my health and waistline at risk for the sake of flavor, why not take it to the next level? This recipe from Noshteria gives me the snacky goodness I desire with the daily bacon intake I require. Not only does she put fresh-fried bacon in the popcorn, she also recommends using the bacon grease to pop your kernels! That’s right, kids. Put away the air popper. We’re poppin’ and noshin’ old school.
Being as its Friday and I just got the Aqua Teen Hunger Force movie from Netflix, you can guess what we’re doing for date night. You should drop by! We’ll be kicking off our shoes and enjoying a big ol’ bucket of bacon snack paradise.
I made this just last weekend and I have to say that I was not as impressed as I wanted to be. I think I used too much bacon grease which made the popcorn quite greasy. Also, all the bacon bits fell right to the bottom of the bowl and did not stick to the popcorn at all. That said, I would probably try making it again.
I drained a lot of the bacon grease from my batch, so I didn’t have the greasy problem. I DID, however, share your experience of the bacon dropping to the bottom. I think this will call for extensive experimentation. If you come up with any solutions, please share them with the Society!
Oh boy! I’ve been partial to sprayed on soy sauce and black pepper on my popcorn lately but BACON sound even better. I have to try this!