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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:
May 2nd, 2019, 8:08 pm
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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#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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#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:
May 5th, 2019, 5:10 pm
Sous vide, of course.
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How many hours?
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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:
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]
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:

popcorn.jpg
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.
[rofl.gif]

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
Superb popcorn!
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