South of Beale Popcorn Topping


I am a total fan of Diners Drive-in’s and Dives… I am watching a show featuring South of Beale Gastro Bar in Memphis and they offer a table munch of spicy sweet popcorn that gave me a phat rolling pin. I had to share this with you . Let’s make a popcorn topping and try it out!

10oz air popped pop corn

1/2 cup brown sugar (dried and powdered in your food processor)

2 tsp kosher salt

2 tsp paprika

1 tsp cayenne pepper

1 tsp black pepper

1/2 tsp dry mustard

1/2 tsp cumin

1 tsp ground granulated garlic

1/4 cup melted butter

Mix the dry spice ingredients in a bowl. Pour the melted butter over the popped pop corn and toss gently. Sprinkle the spicy sweet topping over the popcorn and enjoy. It is totally great… LOVE IT.


9 Comments on “South of Beale Popcorn Topping

    • That is a good question…. Brown sugar will automatically dry with direct exposure to air. Leave it in an open bowl and the molasses content will glaze.

  1. Chef Gosselin — I live in Memphis TN and we refer to this tasty delight as “Crack Corn” because it is so addicting! I know the owners and they are just as delightful! Thanks for sharing this!!

    • Thank you for the comment. Memphis is a great swirl of awesome food taste. Just thinking about the great places and off the beat small restaurants that surround the city makes my mouth water. Memphis in May BBQ contest is what brings me farther south from my Louisville porch. I just like to wander and see what is smok’in.

    • I agree… I find myself preparing my popcorn in this style over and over.

  2. Thank you for the measurements. We hit rewind multiple times and looking at the canister to guess ratio

    • Sutten: You are equally welcome. Happy New Year and enjoy the eats. Lots of great recipes on my website and even more on my Pinterest page.
      Chef Gosselin

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