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Bacon-Cheddar Popcorn Recipe

Bacon-Cheddar Popcorn Recipe
  • Meal

    Appetizers and Hors d'Oeuvres

  • Cusine

Ingredients

4 slices cured bacon

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1/2 cup popcorn kernels

1/4 pound extra-sharp cheddar cheese, finely grated

Plenty of kosher salt

Directions

Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F. In a skillet, fry the bacon over moderate heat till crisp, drain on paper towels, and crumble finely. Pour 3 tablespoons of the bacon fat into a stove-top popcorn popper or deep, heavy saucepan with a lid, add the oil, and heat over moderately high heat till the mixture begins to smoke. Add the popcorn into a large ovenproof pot, add the cheese, bacon, and salt, and toss. Heat in the oven till the cheese is melted, about 5 minutes. Serve hot.