Suffice it to say that Jess over at the Inquiring Chef is popcorn challenged. Thank goodness for her husband Frank coming to her rescue. It wasn’t caramelizing the cashews that challenged her, it was the popping of the corn. She admits she is impatient and yet, somehow, she burned the first batch. I know I’ve had those days. You? Well, of course, we all have. Her blog assignment this month was The Freshman Cook by Teri who writes for the beginning cook, but who has lots of depth and breadth of experience in the kitchen. Jess says . . .
“And when, after a few fails, a bit of cursing, and an ever-patient husband who saved the day, I at last produced this finished snack, we literally could not keep our hands out of the bowl. It is not overwhelmingly sweet. Just a hint of sweetness really. But the crisp salty popcorn with the crunchy caramel kiss of those cashews… well, they turn out to be the perfect pair.”
Check out the recipe for Kettle Corn with Caramelized Cashews.