Momma Simo's Popcorn
6 mins (prep 1, cooking 5)
4 ingredients
2 servings
During a recent trip, I stayed in Fes with the family of a local friend. His mother spoke no English and I spoke no Arabic but our common language was cooking and we spent many hours in the kitchen together. One afternoon, she made this for me and it was just amazing. While cumin is as commonly used in Moroccan homes as salt and pepper in the US, the stellar ingredient in this simple recipe is the use of a good quality olive oil. The amounts stated here are approximates as Momma Simo never used a measuring device and eyed everything.

Categories:  <-15-mins , for-1-or-2 , african , 3-steps-or-less , taste~mood , quick , equipment , snack , moroccan , time-to-make , 5-ingredients-or-less , lunch~snacks , easy , number-of-servings , to-go... , savory , stove-top ,
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  • 1 -1 1/2 tablespoon olive oil (not a light one, but one with a good flavor)
  • 3 tablespoons unpopped popcorn
  • salt, to taste
  • cumin, to taste (about a teaspoon)


Serving Size (8.9 g)
Servings 2
Amount per Serving
Calories 65.37 Calories from Fat 66.51
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7.39g 22.75%
Saturated Fat 1.02g 10.21%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 0.15mg 0.01%
Total Carbohydrate 0.0g 0.0%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.0%
Sugars 0.0 g %
Protein 0.0g 0.0%
Vitamin A 0.0IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 0.07mg% Iron 0.04mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
unpopped popcorn


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