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Monday, September 5, 2016

Jay D's Bites: Spicy & Sweet Popcorn

by Aimee Tortorich

Popcorn is one of the easiest snacks to make.  However, most of us take the easy way out with microwavable popcorn.  It might be simple to pop that bag in the microwave and savor that artificial butter flavor, but there's a better way. 

Stovetop popcorn is extremely easy to make, and super fun. The flavor combinations are endless and it only takes a few minutes to make it the old fashioned way. We tried it with Jay D’s Spicy and Sweet BBQ Rub and it's a hit!  Learn how to make this amazing, simple treat. 

Jay D's Spicy & Sweet BBQ Rub Popcorn

Jay D's Spicy & Sweet BBQ Popcorn
Jay D's Spicy & Sweet BBQ Popcorn

Enough canola, vegetable, grape see, sunflower or coconut oil to coat the bottom of the pot
1/2 cup raw corn kernels
Large pinch of salt
¼ cup unsalted butter
4 Tbsp Jay D’s Spicy & Sweet BBQ Rub, divided

In a small saucepan, combine unsalted butter and 2 Tbsp. of Jay D's Spicy & Sweet BBQ Rub on medium heat. Once butter is melted, stir and reduce heat and set aside.

In a large saucepot or Dutch oven (about 4 quarts or larger), set heat to medium high, add the kernels to the pot and coat the bottom with your choice of oil and put the lid on the pot (the bag of kernels will give you different instructions, but trust us, this works better). When the kernels start to pop, shake/shuffle the pot on the burner until the popping starts to subside (about 1-2 seconds between pops). Remove pot from heat and pour corn into a large bowl. Immediately toss with Jay D's Spicy & Sweet BBQ Rub melted butter and dust with remaining 2 Tbsp. of Jay D's Spicy & Sweet BBQ Rub and enjoy!

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