Friday, July 19, 2013

Cheeky Movie Poppers

I love food. Period. 
There is nothing I won't try at least once and I am as content with that notion as a pea in a pod.
But when it comes to going out and ordering dishes, I usually go for the veggies with chicken (or something of that equivolence) while my friends indulge in fish 'n chips or a big slice of everything pizza. And you can't blame me for wanting to try what they're having - you know, to make sure it's not poisoned or anything - which drives them absolutely nuts! This is especially so when we go to the movies and they order popcorn and I'm over in the corner chewing my nails trying hard not to ask for a handful...or 10....
But with this virtually guilt free snack, I'm going to have to swat their hands away!
Behold the Cheeky Movie Popper (or roasted edamame!)
As easy as poppin' them in the oven, throwin' them in a bag, and cheekily sneaking them into the cinema while ferociously eating them during the intense action scenes.
All you need is (love):
1 bag frozen edamame beans
1 tbsp salt
1 tbsp pepper (I like a lot of flavor on mine)
1 tsp paprika (if you want a lil' kick)
1/4 cup grated part skim mozzarella cheese
First thing is first: defrost and drain the edamame.
Then lay them ou on your parchment papered tray and sprinkle ingredients generously on top.
I went for half paprika covered and half mozzarella covered because who doesn't love a little variety?
Lastly, pop them in the oven at about 180 degrees Celius (if not a bit hotter to speed up the cooking time) for around 15 to 20 minutes.
Once your house smells of spice and everything nice and your little beans have crispy tops, take them out and let them cool.
Popcorn? PSHH step aside for these little babies.
Sprinkle with a little more salt/pepper/paprika/cheese to your heart's content.


  1. While I can't say I will give up on the popcorn cuz....YUM but these look delicious! Will def try them out and report back! Thanks for this!

    1. Please do! I'd love to hear what you think of them and hear if you came up with any new flavor combinations :)
      Samantha x