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Savory Popcorn Blend

A savory "adult" popcorn with a blend of herbs, pecans and dried cranberries. The fried sage leaves add an amazing flavor.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: popcorn
Servings: 6
Calories: 535kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons canola oil
  • ½ cup popcorn kernels
  • 12 leaves sage leaves whole
  • to taste salt
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cups pecans roughly chopped
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme finely chopped
  • dash cayenne pepper (optional)

Instructions

  • Heat 3 tablespoons of canola oil with a few popcorn kernels in a large pot over medium high heat. Wait until one or two of the kernels pops and then add the remaining kernels, cover with a tight fitting lid and cook. Shake the pot occasionally until the popping subsides. This should take 3-5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, heat the remaining 3 tablespoons of canola oil in a small skillet over medium-high heat. Add half of the sage leaves and cook until crisp (about 5 seconds) and then remove with a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel. Season with salt and repeat with the remaining sage leaves.
  • Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat and whisk in the black pepper and a dash of cayenne pepper (optional).
  • Combine the popcorn, pecans, dried cranberries, parsley, rosemary and thyme in a large bowl. Drizzle with the butter mixture, season with salt and toss.
  • Crumble the fried sage leaves over the popcorn mixture and toss gently.

Nutrition

Calories: 535kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 202mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 527IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 2mg