When it comes to snacking, we are devout popcorn fans
. It's quick to make, travels well
, and never fails to hit the spot. We have a fondness for popcorn that's simply tossed with a little melted butter and kosher salt. But when the desire for something fancier hits, we immediately turn to the spice cupboard. We always toss the popcorn with melted butter or a drizzle of olive oil before adding any of the toppings. It helps the spices and herbs to stick to the individual kernels. In all cases, we use around a tablespoon of spice mix for a 6 cup batch of popped corn.
• Herbes de Provence - Light and savory, perfect for an afternoon snack
• Chili Powder - We love the spicy smoky flavor with the popcorn
• Lemon Zest and Cracked Pepper - The zest gets so fragrant!
• Chinese 5-Spice Powder - Warm spices make this a sweet treat
• Furikake - This Japanese seasoning is full of umami goodness
• Nutritional Yeast - Sounds strange, but this adds a cheesy flavor!
• Powdered Sugar - A quick version of kettle-corn
• Browned Butter and Salt - Nutty and caramel-sweet, like a cross between kettle and caramel corn
What other toppings do you like on your popcorn?
Related: How to Make Popcorn
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