Popcorn on the Cob Salty Fig

A Recipe for Popcorn on the Cob

At Salty Fig we are not prone to rushing the holidays and the seasons.  Last week I posted about a end of the summer plum tart. Ok, so it is November and Halloween has come and gone for most of us.

I’ve moved on to accept the fact that our markets have moved inside and we need to focus on the cold weather coming.  I wanted to post an easy snack this week. I love popcorn and really like the idea of continuing to encourage people to make fresh popcorn/ not the kind that comes in the bag for the mocrowave, sure it’s easy, but it doesn’t taste like real butter!  Nichols Farms, sold corn cobs for popping this fall!  Popcorn on the Cob worked so well I had to share the picture and encourage you to try it.  Just remember to stand near the microwave while it is popping and stop the microwave  the second you smell it starting to burn.

Here is the recipe for Popcorn on the Cob:

  • Place one cob  in a brown paper bag ( the kind you use for a sack lunch).
  • Place the bag with the top folded over in a microwave on the popcorn setting for a few minutes until the popping diminishes.
  • Melt some real butter and toss the popcorn with the melted butter and fine salt.
  • The cobs made delicious popcorn and were very festive, even for a casual cocktail party!
  • Try adding some of the toppings below.

Here is a list of interesting topping for your popcorn:

Meted Butter and Salt..the obvious, Parmesan Cheese, Grated Expensive Cheese( like smoked Gouda), Furikake Spice (it’s Japanese, usually goes on rice), Cinnamon Sugar, Smoked Spanish Paprika, Curry, Tandoori Spice, Smoked Salts, Melted Butter with Steeped Fresh Herbs, Extra Virgin Olive Oil (infused oils too), Za’atar…..Can you tell I like savory over sweet?

Popcorn on the Cob Salty Fig

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          Marla Meridith of Family Fresh Cooking made this Maple Pumpkin Spice Popcorn for a baby shower.

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                                                                                       Jon Ashton makes his Popcorn Curried with Nuts and Cranberries.

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