This is a great after-school snack, since school is starting way too early! I love popcorn. This is from the Nealy’s, who have many great southern recipes.
Makes 8 cups
1 Tbs vegetable oil
1/2 cup popcorn kernels
1 stick butter, melted
2 Tbs Neely’s BBQ Seasoning, recipe follows
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Put a large heavy bottomed pot over medium heat and add 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil or enough to coat the bottom of the pan. Drop a few kernels of corn in the oil to test the heat. When they begin to pop, add the rest of the corn and cover with a tight fitted lid. Shake the pan while the corn pops to keep it from burning.
Add the popcorn to a large bowl and drizzle with butter. Sprinkle with the BBQ Seasoning, and Parmesan. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and toss thoroughly.
Neely’s BBQ Seasoning:
1 1/2 cups paprika
3/4 cup sugar
3 3/4 Tbs onion powder
Mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl. Can be saved in an airtight container for up to 6 months.