Cast Iron Popcorn
One of my Side Hustles is UrbaneFarm. UrbaneFarm is a purveyor of Hot Sauces, Fish Sauces, Salsas, BBQ Sauce, Pasta Sauce, Rubs, Flavored Salts, Chips, Beef Jerky and Unique Art and CutFlowers. We sell our products at my Daughters store, The Depot in Lakeview OH, where I grew up as a kid.
We purchased a Grill Trailer this winter, and are applying for our Food Cart Licenses with the State of OH and are Launching BackAlley Eatzz, We will be slinging Vienna Beef Chicago Dogs this summer in 2022. It seems like a fit to compliment the Sauce Business Endeavour. With that we also have a love affair with Cast Iron Cookware, and will be posting yummy recipes for your Foodie Enjoyment, Let us know how it turns out!
COOK TIME10 mins
TOTAL TIME10 mins
Make sure the inside of the pot is completely dry before heating the oil in it, or else the oil will sputter.
- Heat the oil:
Heat the oil in a 3-quart Cast Iron Dutch Oven on medium high heat, or over a fire. If you are using coconut oil, allow all of the solid oil to melt.
- Put 3 or 4 popcorn kernels into the oil:
Wait for the popcorn kernels to pop.
Add the rest of the popcorn:
When the kernels pop, add the rest of the 1/3 cup of popcorn kernels in an even layer
Cover the pot, remove from heat and count 30 seconds:
(Count out loud! It’s fun to do with kids.)
This method first heats the oil to the right temperature, then waiting 30 seconds brings all of the other kernels to a near-popping temperature so that when they are put back on the heat, they all pop at about the same time.
- Return the pan to the heat:
The popcorn should begin popping soon, and all at once. Once the popping starts in earnest, gently shake the pan by moving it back and forth over the burner.
Tip: As the popcorn pops, try to keep the lid slightly ajar to let the steam from the popcorn release (the popcorn will be drier and crisper).
- Once the popping slows to several seconds between pops, remove the pan from the heat:
remove the lid, and dump the popcorn immediately into a wide bowl.
With this technique, nearly all of the kernels pop, and nothing burns.
- Melt butter in the empty hot pan:
If you are adding butter, you can easily melt it by placing the butter in the now empty, but hot pan.
Tip: if you let the butter get just a little bit brown, it will add an even more intense, buttery flavor to the butter and to your popcorn.
Just drizzle the melted butter over the popcorn and toss to distribute.
- Sprinkle the popcorn with salt to taste:
Fun toppings for the popcorn – Spanish smoked paprika, nutritional yeast, cayenne powder, chili pepper, curry powder, cumin, grated Parmesan cheese.
Want something more than butter or salt on your popcorn? Try sprinkling with some grated Parmesan cheese! Smoked paprika, nutritional yeast, cayenne powder, taco seasoning, or curry powder also make for fun and interesting toppings.
Have a favorite popcorn topping? Please let us know about it in the comments.
Second Act Entrepreneur Book Launch;
Tuesday March 22, 2022
Would be interested in being on my book launch team.
If so, here’s how it works… I will be doing a soft launch of the book, exclusively for my launch team members on Friday March 18th, 2022. I have set up 3 free download days for my launch team on Amazon Kindle. I will send you an email containing the direct link to the book page on Amazon on the first day of the soft launch. You’ll be able to receive the ebook via Kindle download, for free. If you don’t have the Kindle app installed, there’s an option to download that for free as well (you do not need to subscribe to the paid version). Your free download of the ebook will be emailed to you directly from Amazon. It’s important to download it during the 3-day soft launch period as it will no longer be free after that. The ebook download is critical because that’s what Amazon is going to rank and that’s how your review will be posted. The link I will send you is also where you will post a rating/review for the book (this is the most important part of the launch).
So, if you’re interested, here’s what I need from you:
1. Download the ebook (for free) between Friday 3/18/22 and Sunday 3/20/22.
2. Read it (it’s quite short and easy to read)!
3. Write a review and post it to the same Amazon link within a week. Even if you haven’t read the entire book by then, please review what you’ve read so far, or read at least a few chapters and post a review based on that. The more reviews I get in the first week, the higher my ranking and the more visibility I get on Amazon.
Eric is an Entrepreneur, a Real Estate Developer and an Apartment Operator. He is also a Writer/Published Author of SecondAct Entrepreneur, From Detroit, he has returned to Indian Lake where he grew up. Eric has a deep love and passion for HotSauces, and CutFlowers. His UrbaneFarm, is a purveyor of special one of a kind HotSauces, Salsa’s, BBQ Sauce, Rubs, Gourmet Salts, Spices, Chips and Jerky, available at TheDepot. CutFlowers are available in season. You can meet Eric most Friday and Saturdays slinging Chicago Dogs at BackAlley Eatzz, a GrillTrailer located at TheDepot in Downtown Lakeview, OH. Stop in and say Hello!