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Butter Popcorn With Sumac

Rated as 3.67 out of 5 Stars

"Easy butter popcorn with a the lemony taste of sumac and no shrivelled popcorn bits! Number of servings is dependent on the length of the movie or how full your stomach is at the time."
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20 m servings 426
Original recipe yields 3 servings


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  1. Combine butter and 1/2 tablespoon oil in a saucepan over medium-low heat; cook and stir until butter is just melted, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir sumac, chili powder, and salt into butter-oil mixture.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large saucepan over high heat. Add 3 popcorn kernels to the oil and cover saucepan with a lid. Once the 3 kernels have popped, the oil is ready. Add the remaining popcorn, cover saucepan, and cook popcorn, shaking saucepan constantly, until you no longer hear popping. Remove saucepan from heat.
  3. Transfer popcorn to a large heat-proof bowl and let sit for 2 minutes to ensure better coverage by the butter.
  4. Pour half of the butter mixture in a second large bowl and swirl it around the bottom and sides; add popcorn and mix with a big spoon. Transfer the popcorn back in the first large bowl; stir again. Pour remaining half butter mixture into the second bowl and swirl around again; add the popcorn in and mix again.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 426 calories; 29.3 37.7 6.4 41 313 Full nutrition

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3.30.18 The lemony flavor of the sumac does come through, and it partners well with the chili powder. This was pretty good, I just don’t know that I liked it well enough to make again.

Good recipe but one that made me realize I am not a fan of sumac. No fault of the recipe but just a personal preference. If you love sumac and popcorn too then you really should give this one a ...

I liked the seasonings but thought there was too much butter. Next time, I’ll half the amount.