This is another ‘fun’ recipe from the Family Circle All Time Favorite Recipes cookbook. My family on my mom’s side is from Louisiana and while I have heard my fare share of ‘coon-ass’ jokes throughout my lifetime (not to mention blonde jokes, and Aggie jokes… man now that I think about it good thing I can take a joke and play along, since I have heard them ALL), there is a lot of great things the state of Louisiana has to offer. Great history, scenery, and culture and of course AMAZING food. I love that I grew up eating seafood gumbo, jambalaya, crawfish (not my favorite but part of the culture), etouffee, red beans and rice, po boys… (Mmm, my mouth is just watering thinking about it all).
So when I saw this spin on a classic movie night, game night, snack time treat I knew I wanted to try me some Cajun Popcorn.
This popcorn was a fun, salty, and slightly spicy change up from the usual popcorn. Another snack that is tasty, easy, and uses all ingredients that are pantry and spice rack staples, why not take an extra minute to make weekly movie night a little more gourmet.
Notes: The original recipe calls to pop the popcorn the good old fashioned way in a popcorn popper and then add the butter and spices… Um does anyone still have a popcorn popper?? No offense if you do I just don’t so I used microwaveable lightly buttered popcorn and adjusted the measurements slightly to have the right amount of butter and spices to fit the amount of popcorn I had.
Prep time: 8 minutes Cook time: 8-10 minutes Makes: 4 cups
1 bag lightly buttered popcorn
3 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
Heat oven to 300 degrees.
Pop popcorn according to package directions. Melt butter and in a seperate bowl combine spices.
Transfer prepared popcorn to a large bowl. Toss popcorn with melted butter and spice mixture, making sure to coat every piece.
Spread popcorn in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake popcorn in heated oven at 300 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Serve warm.
recipe adapted from Family Circle All Time Favorite Recipes