Pad Thai Popcorn10 Reviews
- Prep: 15 min
- Cook: 55 min
- Ready In: 1 hr 10 min
“Crispy, crunchy, sweet, spicy, aromatic, and awesome! You know I'm a fan of the hyperbole, but it's with all sincerity that I say, this may be the greatest caramel popcorn-related snack breakthrough since balls.” - by Chef John
Original recipe yields 8 cups popcorn
- Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Line baking sheet with foil brushed with oil or a silicone baking mat.
- Heat 1 teaspoon vegetable oil in a large saucepan. Add popcorn; cover and cook, shaking often, until fully popped, about 5 minutes. Transfer popcorn to a large bowl with a strainer or your hands, leaving unpopped kernels in the bowl. Stir in chopped peanuts.
- Combine brown sugar, 1/4 cup vegetable oil, and corn syrup in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add lime juice and fish sauce. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring occasionally, until thick, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and quickly stir in sambal oelek, lime zest, and baking soda. Pour over popcorn, stirring to coat. Transfer popcorn to the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake in the preheated oven, tossing every 10 to 15 minutes, until browned and sticky, about 45 minutes. Allow to cool and become crispy. Toss with cilantro before serving.
Amount Per Serving (8 total)
- 286 cal
- 16.6 g
- 32.3 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (10)Rate This Recipe
"I made a double batch of this yummiest today. So good and so different. I was really excited to try this and was very happy with the results. I must say I did make 1 change because, unlike Chef John, ..." See moreI am a crazy person. Watch the video if you don't know what I'm talking about. Anyway, I used organic brown rice syrup instead of the corn syrup. It worked beautifully. I did also leave it in the oven for 1 hour also. I felt that it wasn't crusty enough after 40 min. It turned out better then I thought. I have made a number of Chef John's recipes and I have yet to be disappointed, in fact I think I am starting to have a crush on him. He knows good food! Oh I should add that if you keep your unpopped corn in the freezer you will get almost no unpopped kernels while cooking your corn. You can get bulk organic popcorn at any whole foods or health food store for about $ 1.00 a lb. Make this recipe you won't be disappointed."
"I saw this recipe on the Allrecipes channel on Roku and knew I had to try it. WOW!! It's wonderful! The previous reviewer mentioned that it was too spicy, but I think the heat level is really just ..." See morea matter of preference as I found it to be perfect. I didn't top with cilantro because I wasn't sure how well the fresh cilantro would store on the popcorn, but it was still just absolutely fantastic. My 6 year-old did complain that it made the house smell like wet dog while it was cooking, and she has a point, but I promise- it's well worth the fish sauce-y smell while it's in the oven!"
"I made this for a potluck, and most people liked it but I put a bit too much "heat" in it for some. This was fun to make and fairly simple. Plus, it definitely tastes like Pad Thai. I had always wan..." See moreted to make a type of caramel corn, so this recipe was easy-to-follow and basically no fail. All said, I will probably make it again some time in the future."
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