After a very hectic week, Mr EE and I are settling in to a Friday evening with a movie. So naturally a movie night calls for popcorn…. Eclectic East style!
Ingredients – makes a big bowl – plenty for 2 people – probably enough for 4!
- 1/2 Cup of popcorn kernels
- 2 Tablespoons of castor sugar
- 2 Teaspoons of chilli flakes
- 1 Teaspoon of sea salt
- 2 Tablespoons of corn oil (or other tasteless oil)
- 1 Teaspoon of chilli oil
Start by grinding your sugar, salt and chilli in a pestle and mortar until it becomes a fine dust (the chilli flakes probably won’t grind up completely – this is fine)
Now put your popcorn and oil into a heavy based pan. Make sure that the oil fully covers the bottom of the pan and all the kernels.
Turn on the heat to medium and put on a well fitting lid. You will start to hear pops after about 2-3 minutes. It will pop for about 5 minutes. When the pops start to slow down you can take a peak, once they have slowed to 3 seconds apart it is done.