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