Elote Palomitos for Spunky Mexican Seasoned Popcorn

"Offered to Jeff's guests who dine at Elote Cafe while they are waiting for a table. They don't take reservations, so grab a cold beer or chardonnay from the bar and enjoy. The wait will pass fast cuz you're with your fave friends and tossing back this tasty treat. Pop as much plain popcorn as you like and season with the seasoning mix. From Jeff Smedstad, Chef and Owner of Elote Cafe, Sedona, AZ."
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Ready In:
1/2 cups




  • Mix it all together and toss with your hot popcorn! Use as little or as much as you like.
  • Open a bottle of beer & wine. Pour into the appropriate glasses.
  • Plug in a good movie and enjoy your night!

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  1. froonzie
    This is not right. No unit of measure [UM] for the granulated garlic can lead one to assume a lack of a proofreader. Following the recipe as written and guessing the garlic UM cannot justify the volume of salt compared to the other ingredients. Using the list of ingredients as a starting point I developed this recipe instead. It is very close to the blend that we enjoyed at Elote Cafe in 2013 and that compelled us to seek out the recipe. One star only because the ingredients list was the starting point for a really good popcorn spice blend. The version here has altered the recipe taken from the internet. 2015 July 04 ? 1 tablespoon kosher salt or even less. ? 1 tablespoon sugar ? 1 tablespoon ancho chili, ground ? 1 teaspoon chipotle chile, ground ? 0.5 teaspoon garlic powder ? 0.5 teaspoon cumin


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