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Old 01-12-2012, 09:37 AM
 
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Either in a hot air popper then drizzeld with salty butter and fresh cracked pepper. OR


The Alton Brown homemade microwave recipe in a brown lunch sack with some EVOO. Then drizzled with salty butter and fresh cracked pepper.

Sometime I dust the popcorn with powdered pico de gallo after buttering for an extra kick.
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Old 01-12-2012, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Jollyville, TX
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I too hate microwaved popcorn...I've switched back to making it on top of the stove.

I use a heavy stock pot with a lid that has a hole in it to let the steam escape. Boy does it make the best popcorn ever! I put a good amount of canola oil in the bottom, put in a few kernels, and when they start to pop I add the rest. Once the popping is stopped, I put some butter in the bottom of the pan and coat the popcorn while it's melting. Add salt and it's good to go. I usually make a big batch and then save some in a Ziplock for later snacking.
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Old 01-12-2012, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Charlotte county, Florida
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I have a whirly pop also, it is a pain in the arse to clean.
It does a good job though, I love popcorn it's the crap I put on it I should not have such a fond love for
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Old 01-12-2012, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I kinda miss the old electric popper I had in college. It also was good for scrambling eggs and making pancakes (that were never flat).
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Old 01-12-2012, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Uh, so I'm the only one who eats the microwave crap in a bag?

Granted, I eat popcorn VERY rarely, be it in a theater or at home. But at home, I only make the microwave stuff. What's in it that's going to kill me???

Irony: I ate the stuff today.
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Old 01-12-2012, 02:12 PM
 
Location: ROTTWEILER & LAB LAND (HEAVEN)
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I make a lot of popcorn over the holidays. I use the microwave. I make caramel corn. It works the best. No hulls, , popcorn stays the way you want it, fluffy. Making popcorn on the stove top, just didn't do well making caramel corn.

As a kid I would pop colored corn, all different colors. red, green, blue, yellow. It was cool. Hard to find. it's out there, but not so easy to find. I had some without 1 of the colors, it was ok, just didn't taste the same. I'm guessing that could be what it taste like as a kid then tasting it over 40 years later.
My cousins only would make jiffy pop

In the 90's we used the air popper...it was ok.

I think I decided many years ago...popcorn isn't my thing.
I always have family & friends ask me "did you make your caramel corn ? " I bake nuts in mine. If people have a favorite nut, I bake their favorite in the popcorn.
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Old 01-12-2012, 02:31 PM
 
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Uh, so I'm the only one who eats the microwave crap in a bag?

Granted, I eat popcorn VERY rarely, be it in a theater or at home. But at home, I only make the microwave stuff. What's in it that's going to kill me???

Irony: I ate the stuff today.
There are some nasty chemicals that are in the popcorn and released into the air when popped.

Try this. My kids love it because of the convenience and flavor. Just make sure to use the Orville Redenbacher or other premium corn as it works the best.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/a...ipe/index.html
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Old 01-12-2012, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Utah
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Very dry, microwave popcorn for me. No butter but I sprinkle on some parmesan cheese. Can't stand kettle corn. It's sweet.
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Old 01-12-2012, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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There are some nasty chemicals that are in the popcorn and released into the air when popped.

Try this. My kids love it because of the convenience and flavor. Just make sure to use the Orville Redenbacher or other premium corn as it works the best.

Plain Brown Popper Recipe : Alton Brown : Food Network
But I like nasty chemicals!

Just kidding. Kinda.

Actually, that paper bag idea is cool. I'll give that a try. Really, though, I had no idea that you could even buy popcorn in its natural state.

Question: The staple. The METAL staple going INTO the microwave. How is that not going to cause an explosion?
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Old 01-12-2012, 02:59 PM
 
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But I like nasty chemicals!

Just kidding. Kinda.

Actually, that paper bag idea is cool. I'll give that a try. Really, though, I had no idea that you could even buy popcorn in its natural state.

Question: The staple. The METAL staple going INTO the microwave. How is that not going to cause an explosion?
No problem. Not enough of a profile for the waves to deflect.

OH make sure to put a paper towel under the bag or it will get the tray greasy. But keep an I on it because sometimes the towel can scorch because of the heat of the bag. Also you'll need to play with the times to get just the right pop without burning it. Exactly 2.05 minute on our micro.

I also put two staples in mine. Seemed to work better I think it keeps more of the heat in the bag.
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