Happy blustery fall Monday, beloveds!
Today your professor is more excited than a fabulous fabulous drag queen at a wig sale over the idea that we have a special guest lecturer. Sometimes, your professor fantasizes about putting things in her mouth. Sometimes, she enlists a friend to help with this.
I’ll let our esteemed guest take it from here: begin transmission!
Greetings and salutations!
As you all know there’s a cult-like following for a certain peppery condiment in a red bottle with a green top. Its a condiment which launched a meme and a a certain fiery snack pack.
A few weeks back your delightful Professor of Niceness put out a call for someone on the Faculty of nom-nom-nom to break the cypher on said mystical snack.
After careful examination, our professional test-monkeys came up with the following rendition of Sriracha-corn.
This recipe produces just enough fiery sweet pop-corny goodness to light your butt afire. I’m serious, keep a fire extinguisher handy. The cat snuck a piece of this stuff when it fell on the floor during on one of the test batches, damn near burned the house down.
Adapted from Paula Deen’s Caramel Corn recipe. (By adapted we mean we abused the hell out of it.)
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup white corn syrup
2 tbs butter (Or margarine)
1/8 cup Sriracha (Seriously start here. Adjust to taste thereafter.)
1/4 teaspoon salt.
1/4 teaspoon baking soda.
Over medium heat, combine first 5 ingredients and boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in baking soda. Stir well. Pour over 6 cups of popped corn. Stir to coat well. Pour out onto a baking sheet -- foil or parchment lined. Dry in low heat oven for 25-45 min. Check on the corn for stickiness. What you want is a corn that is coated but has almost no moisture. This last point is vital. You want something that is coated but not super sticky. Take out. Allow to cool. Unpeel from sheet. Break up the larger chunks with your fingers. Will keep for a few days in a sealed air-tight container. Eat immediately or risk losing the corn to your nearest fire-eating compatriot. Serving suggestions: Serve over vanilla ice-cream Drink pairing: Bourbon or Pumpkin Ale. Remember, serve Responsibly. Keep out of reach of children, pets and flammable objects.
Faculty of Nom Nom Nom
“Seriously folks, we’re just throwing stuff at the wall and seeing what sticks.”
and. . .scene, endquote, etc.
Until tomorrow’s terrificness,
ever yours in burnination,