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Culinary Technique - Popping mechanism

Popcorn or puffed corn, is one the most famous puffed grains of which popularity is increasing. Another one of which you can find more and more these days is puffed quinoa. Yet not all grains are as easily puffed as corn. Even quinoa needs a little more care: first rinsing, then draining and finally drying in a hot cooking pan. Once dried, just add a little bit of olive oil and let them puff until they are crisp and golden brown. They can be added to either sweet or savoury meals.