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Cancha (Toasted Corn Nuts)

This is one of the quickest, easiest snacks you can make, and it's also a South American staple
Cancha (Toasted Corn Nuts)

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A popular snack in South America, think of cancha liked seasoned, inside-out popcorn kernels. But don't worry, this won't hurt your teeth like those other ones.

This recipe is courtesy of About.com.

6
Servings
103
Calories Per Serving

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups cancha corn kernels (available online and in Latin grocery stores)
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 Teaspoons kosher salt

Directions

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

Add corn kernels and heat, shaking pan from time to time, until kernels start to pop.

Cover the pan loosely with a large lid so that the corn kernels don't fly out of the pan as they "pop", and continue to cook, stirring frequently, until the kernels have stopped popping and are deep golden brown — or about 10 minutes.

Remove from heat and toss the toasted corn with salt.

Serve warm or at room temperature.

Corn Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Corn Cooking Tip

Vegetable should typically be cooked as quickly as possible, as they can become bland and mushy, and lose vitamins and minerals.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
5g
8%
Sugar
2g
N/A
Saturated Fat
0.4g
1.9%
Protein
2g
3%
Carbs
12g
4%
Vitamin A
6µg
1%
Vitamin E
1mg
5%
Vitamin K
0.2µg
0.2%
Calcium
2mg
N/A
Fiber
1g
5%
Folate (food)
18µg
N/A
Iron
0.2mg
1%
Magnesium
12mg
3%
Monounsaturated
3g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
1mg
4.9%
Phosphorus
45mg
6%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
130mg
4%
Sodium
120mg
5%
Zinc
0.2mg
1.7%