Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Popcorn and Mamelige קאָקאָשעס און מאַמעליגע

Here is our second episode. I do like this one.



Popcorn kernels



Cover the bottom of a large saucepan with a thin film of oil. Add enough popcorn kernels to cover the bottom in a single layer. Do not be tempted to add more; the volume will increase considerably.

Cover the pot and heat over a medium fire, shaking the pot back and forth occasionally. Soon you will hear the kernels begin to pop. When the popping sound subsides, remove the pot from the fire. Season the popcorn with butter and salt if desired, or enjoy vi es shteyt in geyt.

This recipe, along with other popcorn lore, appears in Yiddish here

װי עס שטײט און גײט

vi es shteyt un geyt As is


Blogger Shayn said...

so, this makes me wonder, what other things can be 'popped' like popcorn? i read something about popping amaranth once, but i'm guessing that you can't just throw any kernel into a pot with oil and expect it to explode into something tasty.

8:36 AM  
Blogger Lao Qiao said...

Music to my ears.

10:21 AM  
Blogger the chocolate lady מרת שאקאלאד said...


What distinguishes popcorn from other corn is the amount of water in the grain. I have heard there is a kind of bean that pops, and about amaranth, but never seen either (and amaranth is so tiny--would we be able to tell if it ere popped or not?).

San Lao Qiao,
poppety pop pop.

11:51 AM  
Anonymous Ven Mum said...

I especially loved the part about found sound.

12:22 PM  
Blogger the chocolate lady מרת שאקאלאד said...

Thrice Venerable Mother,

I thought you would like that bit.

1:40 AM  
Anonymous Amy B. said...

Popcorn! Gotta love that popping sound. :-) I wonder howcome some don't really end up popping like the others.. hm. Anyway, thanks for sharing! I'd love to share this to other Foodista readers too if you don't mind. Just add the foodista widget for popcorn at the end of this post and it's all set, Thanks! :-)

8:14 AM  
Blogger Robert said...


This recipe is so helpful for us. There are many people can get benefit to this recipe.

Robert White……
Pakistani Food

7:31 AM  

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