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Monday, December 22, 2008

I did a bad bad thing, I hope you like it.

I have corrupted the innocence of the humble popcorn!
This simple low calorie, fairly nutritious snack never saw it coming.
I didn't even see it coming, it just kinda happened!
While I was trying to quit smoking I turned to popcorn as my substitute.
Sure, Popcorn with just enough butter and salt is good, but I needed more.
It started out so simple, maybe we could spice things up with some seasoned salt.
Hmm, better but not realy different.
Maybe some Goya Adobo seasoning will make a difference. Now that's better!
As good as that was, I just knew that it could be better.
A pinch of Old Bay Maryland Crab seasoning might be all it needs.
Oh, it might be illegal for simple popcorn to taste that good, but what if I add some Parmesan cheese too?
Oh I know I'm going to hell now! I turned this simple innocent low cal treat into a sinful snack.
I should be so ashamed!

But here is the "recipe".

I have found that the "Jiffy Pop" stove-top popcorn trays taste better and stay fresher longer even after cooked then any other uncooked popcorn available today. Microwave popcorn is nice, but it doesn't stay fresh and crisp for very long.

Start with one Jiffy Pop Tray, Pop as usual
As soon as it is done carefully open the top of the foil enough to sprinkle
 1/4 teaspoon of salt
 1/8 teaspoon Goya Adobo
 1/8 teaspoon of Old Bay
 1 ounce or less of Parmesan cheese
 Shake well to distribute the mixture evenly while the popcorn is hot.

transfer the popcorn to a suitable bowl and mix even more and adjust seasonings to taste.
This mixture will store nicely for about 4 to 5 days in a sealed container.

Note: If you leave out the Parmesan cheese the popcorn mix will stay fresh for as long as 10 days in a sealed container and still tastes very good.

On a side note,
Jiffy Pop also makes for an  excellent redneck fire alarm.
Just kidding. Have fun with food!