Snack Upgrade: How To Make Mexican Street Corn–Style Popcorn

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I credit my husband and brother with the inspiration for this recipe. They both have ties to Mexican culture and love to eat corn on the cob smeared with mayonnaise and a paprika seasoning. I'll skip the mayo on my corn on the cob and take this popcorn twist on the Mexican street food instead. The lime in this popcorn really adds a fabulous dimension of flavor, and the cayenne pepper gives it the perfect kick.

Reprinted with permission from Party Popcorn

Snack Upgrade: How To Make Mexican Street Corn–Style Popcorn
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- 6
  • 8 cups popped popcorn
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  1. Pour the popcorn into a large bowl and remove any unpopped kernels.
  2. Whisk together the butter, mayonnaise and lime juice in a small bowl.
  3. Drizzle over the popcorn and gently toss to coat.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together the salt, paprika, sugar and cayenne pepper.
  5. Sprinkle over the popcorn and gently toss to coat.
  6. Serve immediately.
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