Say, hypothetically, you were given $25 a week to buy popcorn and beer. Finding beer is relatively easy, as it’s only sold in bars, the Beer Store and LCBO. But popcorn?
Besides the free sample-friendly p-corn chain Kernals, and over-priced, canola-oil heavy theatre popcorn, where does one find good popcorn on such a budget? As with most low-end delicacies, the tastiest and most inexpensive dishes can be made right in your own home. Allow Torontoist to share some popcorn secrets, just in time for the holidays:
8 cups popped popcorn, warm
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 teaspoons curry powder or hot curry powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt (kosher tastes better)
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 cup toasted coconut, golden raisins or sliced almonds, totally optional
Place popcorn in a large bowl. Microwave butter 20 seconds or until melted; stir in curry powder until well blended. Drizzle seasoned butter over popcorn and stir to distribute. Sprinkle with salt, sugar and optional ingredients; stir gently until blended.
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Pictured: A Toronto pop corn stand, by Larry Bolch.