Sriracha Popcorn

I love snack time. I like to call every snack I make an “after school” snack because I also like to refer to myself as “mom.” You can call me that, too, if you like! You can also call me “dad,” or any gender-free parental term you prefer. Ok, back to the popcorn! This is one of my go-to's, and it’s often requested by all my “kids” whenever we gather. I make sure to keep the ingredients for it in my pantry at all times—it helps me sleep at night. 


WHAT YOU'LL NEED


Coconut oil

Popcorn kernels

Sriracha

Salt


WHAT YOU'LL DO


Place a dollop of coconut oil into a pan and melt fully on medium heat. Oil should cover bottom of pan completely. 


Fill the bottom of the pan with a single layer of popcorn kernels, stir to coat kernels in coconut oil. 


Listen for popping in the pan. Let it really get going, then remove from heat when popping slows down. Let pan remain covered for a few minutes until popping fully stops. 


Remove cover and add salt to taste, then drizzle with sriracha to taste. Stir to combine. 


NOTE: A few things are likely unavoidable in this recipe. 


1. Some of your popcorn may be crisp and maybe even a little bit burnt. You will get better at avoiding this over time, but personally I love a little crisp on a kernel here and there. 


2. You may get a few soggy kernels from where a large dollop of sriracha hit your popcorn. I recommend you take that soggy kernel and tell it you love it just the same as the other kernels. Because you do! 


Make it step-by-step with me below!



LET'S DO THIS ONE STEP AT A TIME:

These things will now always be in your pantry, I promise you.

1. Place a dollop of coconut oil into a pan and melt fully on medium heat.

Oil should cover bottom of pan completely. 

2. Fill the bottom of the pan with a single layer of popcorn kernels, stir to coat kernels in coconut oil. 

3. Listen for popping in the pan. Let it really get going, then remove from heat when popping slows down. Let pan remain covered for a few minutes until popping fully stops. 

4. Remove cover and add salt to taste.

I like salt, thank you.

5. Drizzle with sriracha to taste.

I like sriracha, thank you.

6. Stir to combine.

Please DO NOT put your fingers in your eyes while eating sriracha popcorn!!!! You will regret it while also enjoying the taste in your mouth. It's painful and confusing.