Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Zatar Popcorn

Popcorn might be my second favorite snack. Nothing will ever take over the #1 slot held by potato chips, but fluffy, crunchy and salty popped corn sometimes tries to usurp the throne. Caramel corn has its place, but I prefer the savory to the sweet. Lately, I have been trying to add different spices to the mix. Smoked paprika is strong, but good, herbs are ok, but usually fall off. Zatar has been my hands-down favorite. The mix of the finely ground spices plus sumac and toasted sesame seeds works amazingly well as a popcorn topper. [WARNING - many zatar spice blends contain roasted wheat as an ingredient. Please read carefully!]

Zatar Popcorn
hot air or stove pop your popcorn
toss with 2+ tablespoons of melted butter or margarine
(you really need to coat it well)
sprinkle on the salt and zatar spice, you can be as generous as you like here, but the trick is to add about 1/4-1/2 tsp and toss, then add a little more and toss again.


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