Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Bacon Popcorn

I munch on popcorn a couple times a week and do like my air popper, but this is football season!!! So this week for my PIGskin challenge I say let's bump up the flavor a bit and cook the popcorn in bacon fat! And if you really want to get wild and crazy, add some crumbled bacon and cheddar cheese too.
Super simple and a little different.
I love the nice subtle flavor the bacon fat adds, it's great with lots of salt!

Bacon Popcorn-from apron wearing grandmom's everywhere
1/2 C popcorn
3 Tblsp bacon fat
salt to taste
crumbled crispy bacon-optional
up to 1 C shredded cheddar cheese-optional
  1. Add bacon fat and 3 kernels of popcorn to heavy pan with lid.
  2. Heat at medium-high until the kernels begin to pop, add the rest of the popcorn and shake pan.
  3. Keep shaking pan until the popping has slowed way down.
  4. Pour into a bowl and sprinkle with salt. Add bacon and cheese if desired. I desired but decided to save those calories for an ice cold... beverage:@)
Have a happy day!

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25 comments:

  1. Definitely kicked up a notch. I bet this won't last long and your kitchen must smell fabulous.
    Sam

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  2. my dad always had an air popper ... i miss that. i just use our microwave. but like you i try to have it as a snack quite often throughout the month.

    i heard some sad news on the tv this AM. do you even watch the news? i wish i didn't ... so sad at times. they were saying that farmers are selling their pigs because of the bad economy so bacon/pigs will be less around our parts. is that not sad?!! a life without pigs/bacon... so very sad. what is a girl/boy to do? (:

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  3. Do not tempt me with the smell of bacon or I shall have to hurt you.

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  4. I have to have certain things with lots of salt too! I'm sure this would satisfy anybody's craving for bacon!

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  5. Yum...we are big bacon eaters (sorry Earl) and popcorn 4 to 5 times a week. I just happen to have some grease and I will be using my 'Stir Crazy' popcorn popper, it should work like a charm. xo

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  6. Bacon is awesome so this would have to be good!!!!

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  7. I have absolutely no doubt how good that tastes!!!!

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  8. Hmmm not for me but I bet it does smell good.

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  9. Sounds like a winner for football season. ;-)

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  10. I love to munch on popcorn, and it tastes best the 'old fashioned' way you described here. I make mine using evoo. This has to be delish. xo

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  11. You come up with the best ideas!I love the thought of adding bacon and cheese on this popcorn. I love popcorn anyway, but must try this sometime because I love bacon too. Just don't tell that to Earl okay? Have a great afternoon!

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  12. One of my favorite food scents is that of fried bacon! Never thought to use bacon grease when making popcorn. I must try this!

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  13. Nooooo way!!! Next time that i make bacon i am going to try this!!!!

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  14. Wow, that is happiness in a bowl for sure! We love popcorn and bacon....gotta try this one!

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  15. You know, this sounds really good right now...maybe it's because I'm hungry :) What a great idea for flavoring ordinary popcorn.

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  16. Lynn,
    This sounds good! One of the great things about popcorn is that you can do so much with it!
    Every time I pick my beans, (I have 4 'generations' of them in the garden) I think of you. I am still picking from my 1st planting, and they were pretty decimated from bunnies earlier this year. Keep hoping!

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  17. OMG _ the bacon fat is a brilliant. I want to try this tonight!

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  18. My husband said to tell you, that you are a great woman. He said this as the droll run from his mouth.

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  19. Oh My... that flavor combo would have never occurred to me! I hope Earl is surviving your pigskin challenge :)

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  20. Hi Lynn!
    Bacon and popcorn...can't get any batter than that. I love them both!
    Good to hear from you again. I see I'm going to get addicted to another one of your recipes.
    xxx, Tina

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  21. What a great idea, I never thought about making the popcorn with Bacon Grease, that will be really good! Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  22. OMG! I bet this is totally addictive! I don't know if I should fuss at you for sharing it or thank you! ;)

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