Just after moving in to my first place, my hand-me down microwave bit the dust. Being wary of using it to begin with, I wasn’t all that sad to see it go as I realized that most things could be heated up just as quickly in my toaster oven, and I no longer needed to worry about any crazy box manipulating the molecules in my food. (Admittedly, I have no idea how microwaves actually work, but the idea of being able to cook something in under two minutes hurts my brain parts. But I digress.) The one and only thing I missed once my microwave was gingerly placed in the back-alley dumpster was my ability to make popcorn in a flash. I grew up in a household where you either made it in an old-fashioned popcorn machine, or you plunked the bagged stuff in the microwave and waited impatiently for two and a half minutes.
It was only recently (like, really, really recently) that I discovered that you could, in fact, make popcorn with none other than a few tablespoons of hot oil, and a pot with a lid. In the same amount of time no less! Mind. Blown. Since then, popcorn has been made en-mass and I’ve been playing around with different flavour combinations. This sea salt & honey butter version in particular is by far my favourite and I dare you not to devour the entire bowl all by your lonesome (do it, I won’t judge).
ps. it pairs perfectly with a really cheesy movie
- 2 Tbsp. butter, melted
- 2 Tbsp. honey
- Sea salt, to taste
- In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium low heat. Add in honey and stir until combined.
- In the meantime, pop popcorn.
- Pour honey butter overtop and season generously with sea salt.