I love bacon. No surprises there. It’s amazing and it goes with everything—eggs, brussel sprouts, waffles, relish; the list goes on and on…
The truth is: everyone loves bacon. And with good reason. It’s salty, smoky, fatty, crispy…and straight delicious So, why not merge it with something equally awesome, like popcorn? That’s right. It’s happening, and it’s really effing awesome. So, loosen your belt a few notches and get ready to dig in.
The results are fabulous. A bowl of fluffy, crunchy white clouds with a hit of salty, smoky goodness. Sure to impress your friends and your taste buds.
Bacon Fat Popcorn
- Rendered fat from 6 pieces of cooked thick-cut bacon
- Popcorn kernels
- Kosher salt, to taste
Place 3 popcorn kernels into the pan and put the lid on. When you hear the kernels pop, you know the pan is hot enough and ready for the rest. Pour in enough kernels to cover the bottom of your pan in one even layer.
Place the lid on and wiggle your pot back and forth over the burner to make sure no kernels get burnt. You will begin to hear popping, and smell the lovely aroma of bacon. Keep shaking, and remember it’s worth it.
When the popping subsides, remove the pan from the stove and pour your bacon fat popcorn in a large bowl.
Season with plenty of kosher salt, get snuggly on the couch with someone cute, and munch to your heart’s content.
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