About 15 or 20 years ago I bought one of those air popping popcorn machines, for the grand sum of about fifteen dollars. Several years later and looking a little rough around the edges (hello cracked lid), it is still one of our most utilised kitchen appliances. I love that it’s healthy and since popcorn is so quick to make, I always make sure that we have a jar of kernels on the shelf ready to go. When I was downsizing our kitchen supplies last year, the popcorn machine was something that I didn’t part with and it’s fabulous for when we’re hungry and the cupboards are nearly bare.
Sometimes we make a wicked caramel popcorn recipe, that’s perfect for movie watching, but mostly we keep it simple with cinnamon (a favourite), butter, salt or just perfectly plain to be eaten fresh and hot from the bowl.
Another favourite of mine is citrus popcorn and I thought you might like this one too. I do two variations – orange or lemon – but lemon is definitely my favourite! It’s not really a recipe as such, just a dead easy way of adding some extra flavour to the bowl.
- Pop your kernels
- Drizzle the popcorn with either freshly squeezed lemon or orange.
- Eat and enjoy.
As I mentioned, the lemon one is my favourite as it adds some real tang to the bowl. Yes, the popcorn can be a little bit damp in places, but certainly not much different to adding melted butter over the top.