Bacon Caramel Popcorn with Bacon Salt

Bacon Caramel Popcorn with Bacon Salt
Black Pig Meat Co.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 Pound  quality bacon, preferably black pig
  • 1/2 Cup  popcorn kernels
  • 1/4 Cup  maple sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon  kosher salt
  •   Bacon salt, to taste

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Directions

Grind the bacon through the meat grinder attachment to your food processor. Place in a sauté pan and cook over medium-high heat; render until crispy. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the bacon fat for cooking the popcorn.

In a pot with a lid, combine the bacon fat and popcorn over medium-high heat. When the first kernel pops, add the maple sugar and return the lid. Shake the pot while the kernels pop.

As soon as the popping has stopped, remove from the heat and place in a bowl. Toss with kosher and bacon salts. 

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

223 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Potassium, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:

11%

Servings:

4
  • Fat 12g 18%
  • Carbs 24g 8%
  • Saturated 4g 19%
  • Fiber 2g 8%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 13g
  • Monounsaturated 5g
  • Polyunsaturated 2g
  • Protein 5g 10%
  • Cholesterol 19mg 6%
  • Sodium 1,057mg 44%
  • Calcium 3mg 0%
  • Magnesium 22mg 5%
  • Potassium 98mg 3%
  • Iron 1mg 3%
  • Zinc 1mg 5%
  • Phosphorus 86mg 12%
  • Vitamin A 3µg 0%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 8%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 2%
  • Niacin (B3) 1mg 7%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 6%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 2%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 0mg 1%
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