Friday Food Post – Sweet Chilli Popcorn

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!

sweet chilli popcorn finalThis is easy peasy and seriously tasty.

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

swwet chilli popcorn ingredients


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)

sweet chilli popcorn step 1sweet chilli popcorn step 2sweet chilli popcorn ground mixOnce ground, your seasoning will look a bit pink.

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.

swwet chilli popcorn step3Turn 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.

sweet chilli popcorn step4In a large mixing bowl, sprinkle your seasoning all over the popcorn, mixing well and making sure everything is coated.

sweet chilli popcorn step 5Serve with a glass of wine and enjoy the movie!

sweet chilli popcorn final2


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