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How do you prepare popcorn?

#1 Post by Nola Palomar » May 2nd, 2019, 8:08 pm

I use a pot with olive oil. When popped I salt it then add butter.
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#2 Post by David K o l i n » May 2nd, 2019, 8:13 pm

Pop in homemade ghee (a bit browner than commercial) + salt. Sometimes other additions (Parmesan; herbs), but not often

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#3 Post by dteng » May 2nd, 2019, 8:21 pm

Truffle salt.
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#4 Post by Jay $$ Winton » May 3rd, 2019, 6:17 am

Nola Palomar wrote:
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I use a pot with olive oil. When popped I salt it then add butter.
We use this https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NF ... UTF8&psc=1 with organic coconut oil, salt and Amish popcorn.
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Re: How do you prepare popcorn?

#5 Post by Eric Ifune » May 3rd, 2019, 4:04 pm

Don't use olive oil. I like neutral oil. Popped then put into a brown paper grocery bag, add butter and salt and shake.

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#6 Post by Bdklein » May 3rd, 2019, 4:16 pm

I use a Whirley popper . Makes a big difference .
I use a little coconut oil and then a bunch of ghee.
Flavocol (what is used in movie theaters) for salt.
For popcorn, a balance of white and yellow (no brand preference)-no brand preference .
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Re: How do you prepare popcorn?

#7 Post by alan weinberg » May 4th, 2019, 8:43 am

pop on stovetop in canola oil, then salt.

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#8 Post by John Davis » May 4th, 2019, 3:31 pm

Stove top, canola oil, sometimes plain microwave or hot air. Always top with butter, sometimes add hot sauce and/or part. Oh, and black pepper sometimes. A great passed/casual appetizer is popcorn with crumbled bacon (2-3 strips) and black pepper.
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#9 Post by Chris Blum » May 4th, 2019, 3:47 pm

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#10 Post by C. Mc Cart » May 4th, 2019, 4:49 pm

Whirley-pop with a tablespoon or two of coconut oil, then into a big steel bowl and tossed with melted salted butter.
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#11 Post by Bdklein » May 4th, 2019, 8:03 pm

For those who top with butter, does the popcorn get “wet”? And do you like it?? If not , I suggest you try cooking with ghee.
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#12 Post by Kyle Whitney » May 5th, 2019, 12:50 am

Too much oil. Hot air popping for me.

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#13 Post by dcornutt » May 5th, 2019, 2:40 am

Bdklein wrote:
May 3rd, 2019, 4:16 pm
I use a Whirley popper . Makes a big difference .
I use a little coconut oil and then a bunch of ghee.
Flavocol (what is used in movie theaters) for salt.
For popcorn, a balance of white and yellow (no brand preference)-no brand preference .
I use the Whirley Popper and neutral oil. Usually canola. Ghee is the best addition to this combination. We use whatever popcorn is available in the house.
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#14 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m » May 5th, 2019, 10:11 am

Stovetop with grapeseed oil.

Then toss with butter or truffled oil. Salt or whatever other dry seasoning/spice strikes my fancy at the time.
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#15 Post by Matt Allen » May 5th, 2019, 4:42 pm

Whirly Pop with neutral oil; microwave butter; shake popcorn in paper bag with melted butter and salt

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#16 Post by T Welch » May 5th, 2019, 5:10 pm

Sous vide, of course.
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#17 Post by Bdklein » May 6th, 2019, 5:39 am

And periodically stop at a movie theater and buy it-without seeing a movie .
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#18 Post by Jorge Henriquez » May 6th, 2019, 7:06 am

T Welch wrote:
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Sous vide, of course.
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#19 Post by Michael Sopher » May 6th, 2019, 12:50 pm

stove top, avocado oil, salt and roasted garlic powder (Penzey's) or truffle salt.

Will have to try it with ghee

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#20 Post by Jay Miller » May 6th, 2019, 12:53 pm

I remember many years ago Keith Levenberg suggesting ground sichuan peppercorns and thinking I had to try it. But I never did [oops.gif]
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#21 Post by dcornutt » May 6th, 2019, 6:02 pm

Jay Miller wrote:
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I remember many years ago Keith Levenberg suggesting ground sichuan peppercorns and thinking I had to try it. But I never did [oops.gif]
This sounds GREAT.
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#22 Post by Randy Bowman » May 6th, 2019, 7:56 pm

I was a wanna be connoisseur of popcorn back in the day. Various oils. Various add on's like cheese, chocolate, caramel and candy coatings. Now, this:
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#23 Post by John Davis » May 7th, 2019, 6:02 am

Jay Miller wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 12:53 pm
I remember many years ago Keith Levenberg suggesting ground sichuan peppercorns and thinking I had to try it. But I never did [oops.gif]
It is good, we’ve done it for a few parties.

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#24 Post by Victor Hong » May 7th, 2019, 8:00 am

One tablespoon of kernels in a paper lunch bag; no oil. Two minutes in the microwave.
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#25 Post by David K o l i n » May 7th, 2019, 8:56 am

Randy Bowman wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 7:56 pm
I was a wanna be connoisseur of popcorn back in the day. Various oils. Various add on's like cheese, chocolate, caramel and candy coatings. Now, this:

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I love the "whole grain" and "gluten free"

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#26 Post by Nola Palomar » May 7th, 2019, 9:41 am

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#27 Post by Betty C » May 7th, 2019, 9:51 am

Jorge Henriquez wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 7:06 am
T Welch wrote:
May 5th, 2019, 5:10 pm
Sous vide, of course.
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How many hours?
And do you finish it on a hot grill? [popcorn.gif]


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#28 Post by bradkaplan » May 8th, 2019, 2:04 pm

Semi-related - Rancho Gordo's popcorn is excellent (and really well priced for the quality vs. grocery store popcorn), we buy about six bags at a time, which lasts maybe a couple of months in our house!

https://www.ranchogordo.com/products/cr ... pping-corn
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#29 Post by Bill Buitenhuys » May 9th, 2019, 9:42 am

Airpopper, then add some melted butter and salt.
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#30 Post by dcornutt » May 9th, 2019, 4:59 pm

bradkaplan wrote:
May 8th, 2019, 2:04 pm
Semi-related - Rancho Gordo's popcorn is excellent (and really well priced for the quality vs. grocery store popcorn), we buy about six bags at a time, which lasts maybe a couple of months in our house!

https://www.ranchogordo.com/products/cr ... pping-corn
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#31 Post by Bdklein » April 14th, 2020, 12:59 pm

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#32 Post by RichardFlack » April 14th, 2020, 1:08 pm

Jorge Henriquez wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 7:06 am
T Welch wrote:
May 5th, 2019, 5:10 pm
Sous vide, of course.
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How many hours?
Then a quick sear in cast iron?

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#33 Post by Brian Tuite » April 14th, 2020, 1:09 pm

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#34 Post by Dave McIsaac » April 14th, 2020, 4:59 pm

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#35 Post by b. c@stner » April 14th, 2020, 5:03 pm

Bdklein wrote:
April 14th, 2020, 12:59 pm
This is the latest .
Is that a Whirley-Pop? I had a popper that was a hand me down from my Dad that had served me well...but alas it finally bit the dust. Need a new one.
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#36 Post by Bdklein » April 14th, 2020, 5:20 pm

b. c@stner wrote:
April 14th, 2020, 5:03 pm
Bdklein wrote:
April 14th, 2020, 12:59 pm
This is the latest .
Is that a Whirley-Pop? I had a popper that was a hand me down from my Dad that had served me well...but alas it finally bit the dust. Need a new one.
Yes it is. Definitely makes the popcorn pop fluffier/better than just a pot. Also butter flavored coconut oil (used by movie theaters) and ghee. And flavocol for the salt.
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#37 Post by p. raghib » April 14th, 2020, 6:09 pm

I wouldn’t suggest it too often, but you should try cooking in bacon grease. Make some good bacon in the am, reserve the grease and a few slices of bacon.

Cook the popcorn in the bacon grease, add some fresh bacon bits, Parmesan cheese and enjoy with champagne. Maybe some cracked pepper.
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#38 Post by b. c@stner » April 14th, 2020, 6:17 pm

Bdklein wrote:
April 14th, 2020, 5:20 pm
b. c@stner wrote:
April 14th, 2020, 5:03 pm
Bdklein wrote:
April 14th, 2020, 12:59 pm
This is the latest .
Is that a Whirley-Pop? I had a popper that was a hand me down from my Dad that had served me well...but alas it finally bit the dust. Need a new one.
Yes it is. Definitely makes the popcorn pop fluffier/better than just a pot. Also butter flavored coconut oil (used by movie theaters) and ghee. And flavocol for the salt.
Thanks, for some reason, guess not trying hard, was having a hard time coming up with one with metal gears.
I could eat popcorn 24/7. Our favorite pub now closed except for carry out of course is all you can eat popcorn all of the time. I don't think the little commercial machine paks include ghee or flavocol but miss it just the same :)
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#39 Post by Rick Bollig » April 15th, 2020, 10:20 am

Bdklein wrote:
April 14th, 2020, 5:20 pm
b. c@stner wrote:
April 14th, 2020, 5:03 pm
Bdklein wrote:
April 14th, 2020, 12:59 pm
This is the latest .
Is that a Whirley-Pop? I had a popper that was a hand me down from my Dad that had served me well...but alas it finally bit the dust. Need a new one.
Yes it is. Definitely makes the popcorn pop fluffier/better than just a pot. Also butter flavored coconut oil (used by movie theaters) and ghee. And flavocol for the salt.
So, do you pop the corn using the ghee as oil, or is it added afterward like you would with butter?

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#40 Post by Jim Friedman » April 15th, 2020, 2:42 pm

You can pop it in the ghee. The result is excellent. Whirlypops rule.

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#41 Post by Bdklein » April 15th, 2020, 3:49 pm

Rick Bollig wrote:
April 15th, 2020, 10:20 am
Bdklein wrote:
April 14th, 2020, 5:20 pm
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April 14th, 2020, 5:03 pm


Is that a Whirley-Pop? I had a popper that was a hand me down from my Dad that had served me well...but alas it finally bit the dust. Need a new one.
Yes it is. Definitely makes the popcorn pop fluffier/better than just a pot. Also butter flavored coconut oil (used by movie theaters) and ghee. And flavocol for the salt.
So, do you pop the corn using the ghee as oil, or is it added afterward like you would with butter?
As oil, along with the butter flavored coconut oil.
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#42 Post by Bdklein » April 15th, 2020, 3:49 pm

Jim Friedman wrote:
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You can pop it in the ghee. The result is excellent. Whirlypops rule.
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#43 Post by Rick Bollig » April 16th, 2020, 6:55 am

Thanks. I ordered a Whirley Pop yesterday, I’ve been eating microwave popcorn the last few years.

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#44 Post by Bdklein » April 16th, 2020, 8:41 am

Rick Bollig wrote:
April 16th, 2020, 6:55 am
Thanks. I ordered a Whirley Pop yesterday, I’ve been eating microwave popcorn the last few years.
Enjoy. And it's exercise, too!!! Lol
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#45 Post by b. c@stner » April 16th, 2020, 11:33 am

Calling it exercise might be a ... stretch?

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#46 Post by Kris Patten » April 22nd, 2020, 8:21 pm

What are peoples favorite popcorn brands for kernels? Been trying a few during stay home, most suck...so far generic Kroger is best. No idea about gourmet versions.

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#47 Post by Bdklein » May 12th, 2020, 12:26 pm

Kris Patten wrote:
April 22nd, 2020, 8:21 pm
What are peoples favorite popcorn brands for kernels? Been trying a few during stay home, most suck...so far generic Kroger is best. No idea about gourmet versions.

Educate me, please.
Bump , would like to know too. We use Orville Redenbacher usually , but a friend sent us some blue kernels they bought at a local general store in Massachusetts and they are great . We like a balance of crunch and fluffy.
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#48 Post by Bdklein » May 12th, 2020, 12:29 pm

Rick , have you tried the Whitley Popper yet?
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#49 Post by Jim Friedman » May 12th, 2020, 1:04 pm

Black jewell popcorn can be found at upscale groceries. It’s very good.
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#50 Post by Rick Bollig » May 12th, 2020, 2:24 pm

Bdklein wrote:
May 12th, 2020, 12:29 pm
Rick , have you tried the Whitley Popper yet?
Yes, what a great popper! I’ve been popping about every 2-3 days. Using ghee and a tiny amount of Flavacol (the container I purchased will last the rest of my life). Delicious.

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