Friday, April 9, 2010

0 Freelance Friday: Bacon Popcorn

It's no surprise to anyone who's read our blog before that we are very into food. We've drooled over sushi in Japan, gorged ourselves on Turkish mezes, and eaten just about every animal organ you can think of during our round the world adventures. When we found bacon popcorn in Curitiba, Brazil, we thought: how have we not had bacon in popcorn before?

Look at him, he's so happy!

Everyone knows that everything's better with bacon! This was the first dish we attempted recreating upon our return home. It's obviously not rocket science, but we're pretty proud of our success anyway.

Patrick and Katrina's Bacon Popcorn:
1/2 pound of bacon (thick sliced is best)
1/3 cup unpopped popcorn kernels
vegetable oil as needed

  • Chop bacon into square pieces.
  • Fry bacon in a pan until crisp. Remove bacon from the pan and place in a large serving bowl, without draining/degreasing on a paper towel.
  • Place the bacon grease in a large pot with a lid (a spaghetti pot is perfect). You need about 3 tbsp of grease, so if it is less than that add some vegetable oil.
  • Pour popcorn kernels into the large pot, cover, and heat on high flame.
  • When the kernels start to pop, move the lid over a bit to let the steam escape but not enough to let the popcorn pop out. Believe me, those kernels can get some air. Shake the pot regularly as popping continues.
  • Remove from heat when the popcorn stops making regular pops. Pour into the bowl with the bacon pieces.
  • Toss it all together like a very unhealthy salad. Serve and enjoy! I'm hungry.

In other food for thought, here is an awesome YouTube clip. Happy weekend!

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