Nacho Cheese Popcorn

Nacho-Cheese Popcorn

Yield: 2 1/2 quarts

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Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup cooking oil
  • 3 or 4 dried chilies
  • 1 large clove garlic, cut into quarters
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seed
  • 1/3 cup unpopped popcorn
  • 3 tablespoons hot oil
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
Directions
  1. Place cooking oil, chilies, garlic and cumin seed in a small saucepan.
  2. Cook over low heat for 3 minutes; let stand 10 minutes.
  3. Strain.
  4. Use 3 tablespoons of seasoned oil for popping corn; reserve the rest.
  5. This makes about 2 1/2 quarts popped popcorn. Pour remaining oil over popped popcorn, tossing to coat.
  6. Mix Parmesan cheese, paprika and salt.
  7. Sprinkle over popped popcorn, tossing to mix.
Notes

A larger amount of hot oil may be made and stored for future use.

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