Since every night is now movie night, you gotta mix it up when it comes to the popcorn. It’s the simplest snack, but the best when made fresh. Oil-popping is fun and makes the house smell amazing, plus the popcorn is super fluffy and feels like a major treat when it comes straight out of the pot. CRUCIAL TIP: You have to put the oil in when the pot is super, super hot—before putting the kernels in—or you’ll end up with really chewy popcorn.
I like to add a packet of ranch seasoning, but you can use whatever your mood is calling for. If you don’t have a ranch packet, try using onion and garlic powder along with some salt and pepper. A taco seasoning packet is another idea! Maybe a little grated Parm? If you like it on the sweeter side, you could make a fake “kettle corn” by tossing light brown sugar and fine sea salt into the still-hot popcorn. I even made a popcorn seasoning kit with kernels and a bunch of different sweet, salty, and spicy flavors to mix and match. Think of the popcorn as a blank canvas, and you’re the artist. And of course, send me your hacks!!
¼ cup neutral oil with a high smoke point (such as corn, canola, or sunflower)
⅓ cup popcorn kernels
+ Cravings popcorn seasonings!
+ Hidden Valley Ranch packet seasoning
+ grated Parm
+ light brown sugar and fine sea salt
Easy, cheesy, and nostalgic.
The late-night recipe you’ve all been asking for from Chrissy’s Instagram stories.
I’d bet the ranch on these crispy babies.