Dill Pickle Popcorn

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About: Made in Canada, I grew up crafting, making, and baking. Out of this love for designing and creating, I pursued a BFA in product design from Parsons School of Design in NYC. Since then I've done work for Mart...

Growing up in Canada, my favorite party snack by far was Old Dutch Dill Pickle Chips. Now that I'm all grown up, I make an effort to keep to the healthier side of snack street, but I sure do miss that flavor, so I decided to try making a Dill Pickle Popcorn version! Nothing can replace the experience of fried crispy goodness, but this air popped impostor does a pretty fine job of filling in.

Step 1: Spice It Up!

Blend the following in a spice (or clean coffee) grinder OR a combo of a small cuisinart and a mortar/pestle*:

1 TBSP coriander seeds
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon dill seed

*If like me, you don't have a spice grinder, grind the seeds to a powder with a mortar and pestle before adding them to the cuisinart.

1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp dried dill
1/2 tsp citric acid (available at most health food stores or at the Vitamin Shoppe)

Set aside.

Step 2: Pop & Butter

Make two rounds of air popped popcorn with approx. 1/2 cup of kernels per round = 22 cups of popcorn.

Mix 1/2 tsp of lemon juice into 2-3 TBSP of melted butter (or olive oil) and toss into popcorn.

Step 3: Sprinkle & Shake

Sprinkle 1/2 of the spice mix over the buttered popcorn and toss well. Add the second 1/2 and toss/shake again! (This ensures even coverage.)

And presto! It's as if you were roaming the wilds of a kiddie Canadian birthday party... YUM!

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    PatriciaF85

    Question 3 months ago on Step 2

    We made this last night for my inlaws. 75% dill powder, 20% garlic powder, 5% salt and lots of butter. So much easier and you usually have the ingredients. (Who stocks citric acid??)

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    davidandora

    2 years ago

    Great looking Instructable! My mouth is watering. Making this tonight!

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    CraftAndu

    2 years ago

    This looks wonderful. It is now on my "To do" list ;) Thank you!

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    nfarrow

    2 years ago

    when I worked at a theatre people asked for dill pickle juice all the time. Maybe I should have triedf it.

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    irisviola

    4 years ago

    That's so cool

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    doodlecraft

    4 years ago on Introduction

    Dill Chips were my favorite part of visiting family in Canada! I NEVER thought of making a substitute at home! Yay--thank you! :)

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    jadedone

    4 years ago

    This sounds yummy!! have you tried the pickle salt seasoning they sell in lil container?It would probably be too salty. I have wondered if that would work often bc my favorite is dill pickle mixed with white cheddar from specialty popcorn store or the marshmallow one jiffy used to make that has been discontinued. Im excited to give this a try as I saw a cookiebutter popcorn recipe on pintrist yest ironically, so now I have two to try this weekend.

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    techie54

    4 years ago

    I make popcorn regularly. I have been thinking about different flavoring. Thanks for the great 'bile. I love dill pickles and dill pickle potato chips.

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    BayRatt

    4 years ago on Introduction

    *mouth watering* Now I have a mad craving for Old Dutch Dill Pickle potato chips... Lays or whatever just don't cut it. Old Dutch does 'em right. Think I'm gonna have to ask for a grinder or mortar & pestle for my birthday after reading this...

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    123creation

    4 years ago on Introduction

    I make popcorn every Sunday. I'm definitely going to use this recipe the next time I make some. (Dill pickles are so good!)