Whenever we are planning a movie night in the cinema hall or at home, the one essential component has to be popcorn. For the uninitiated, it is a corn kernel that blows up when it is heated. The popcorn is then eaten as it is or with some seasonings to add flavour. When you are making popcorn at home, there are usually two ways of doing it, either in a microwave by placing the packet and opening it slightly or by cooking it in a pressure cooker. Either ways, when the sound of popping is nearing its end, you know that your popcorn are ready. 

These days, you would find many more varieties, other than the salted versions. You have got cheese popcorns, chocolate popcorns, caramel popcorns and what not. However, have you ever tried straightener popcorns? We know the look on your face right now and we couldn’t believe it too until we saw this. Take a look. 

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In the video shared by Stephanie Chung, who goes by the name @laparasian on Instagram, she begins by taking her hair straightener. She switches it on and heats it a little. Then she takes a popcorn seed and places in between the two tongs of the hair straightening product. She presses it between the two and waits for a few seconds. After some time, what we see is pure magic. The seeds pops up and becomes into a big popcorn. She is left disheveled at the sight of this unexpected magic unfold right in front of her. Her hack seemed to work well and she seems quite happy and excited about it. 

She captioned the video saying, “Gordon Ramsay, who”? The video has attracted several netizens who are surely in amazement of this creative technique. Would you like to try it too? Till you make up your mind, here are some interesting popcorn recipes to try. 

1.  Chilli Sugared Popcorn 

Do you think you can handle the spice alone? If not, this chilli plus sugar popcorn recipe can be your saviour. Tossed in a bowl of icing sugar, chilli flakes, cinnamon and more, the popcorn and spicy and sweet at the same time. 

2.  Nigerian Spicy Popcorn And Peanuts 

This is an interesting twist to the usual popcorn recipe. The hot cayenne pepper is dunked into the popcorn kernels to flavour it. This is followed by some dry roasted peanuts and Voila! The quick and easy African recipe is ready. 

3.  Herb Popcorn 

Fresh and straight out of the microwave, the popcorns are tossed in plenty of herbs to give it a rustic and refreshing taste.