Bacon butter popcorn 2016

Bacon butter popcorn

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

Serves 6 - 8

An extra special savoury popcorn you won't be able to stop munching. This isn't your average movie-night snack!

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per serving (8)

  • kcal131
  • fat9g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs6g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre1g
  • protein7g
  • salt1.1g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
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  • 200g streaky bacon, cut into chunks
  • 25g popcorn kernels
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter

Method

  1. Put the olive oil in a large, non-stick frying pan with a tight-fitting lid. Add the streaky bacon. Cook for 8-10 mins until the fat has been released and the bacon is crisp, then transfer to a plate using a slotted spoon.

  2. Put the popcorn kernels in the pan and coat in the fatty bacon residue. Cover with a lid and cook until the corn is nearly all popped – about 4 mins). Melt the unsalted butter in the microwave for 10 secs. Once the popcorn has puffed up, coat in the butter and scatter over the bacon and a little salt.

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jon@plushaddict...
2nd Oct, 2016
3.8
I liked it, but my three dining companions were totally unimpressed with it. I imagine it would be even nicer with a little maple syrup as well to add an element of sweetness.
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