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Old 01-12-2012, 03:15 PM
 
Location: DFW
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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?
Alton Brown explained it on one of his shows. It has something to do with the size of the staples being to small for the microwaves to hit. Or something.

LOL.

I made popcorn that way for a while, but stovetop popcorn tastes SO MUCH BETTER that I've gone back to it.
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Old 01-12-2012, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Alton Brown explained it on one of his shows. It has something to do with the size of the staples being to small for the microwaves to hit. Or something.

LOL.

I made popcorn that way for a while, but stovetop popcorn tastes SO MUCH BETTER that I've gone back to it.
Honestly, the only other way that I ever made popcorn, besides microwaving, is with that Jiffy Pop thing, where the flat top ended up as a tin foil "bag" on top. (THAT was FUN!)

All this talk of a bit of oil, some kernels, in a pan is making me feel so, uh, dumb!

Could I do it in a dutch oven? Would that work? (Although I'm really kinda digging on the paper bag thing.)
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Old 01-12-2012, 03:21 PM
 
Location: DFW
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Honestly, the only other way that I ever made popcorn, besides microwaving, is with that Jiffy Pop thing, where the flat top ended up as a tin foil "bag" on top. (THAT was FUN!)

All this talk of a bit of oil, some kernels, in a pan is making me feel so, uh, dumb!

Could I do it in a dutch oven? Would that work? (Although I'm really kinda digging on the paper bag thing.)
Yes, I'd make it in a dutch oven type pot.

Does anybody here make their popcorn in a Le Creuset dutch oven?

I think it would be the perfect vessel, but I'd feel like a real dumbass if I ruined the lining of my super-ass expensive pot.
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Old 01-12-2012, 03:32 PM
 
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Yes, I'd make it in a dutch oven type pot.

Does anybody here make their popcorn in a Le Creuset dutch oven?

I think it would be the perfect vessel, but I'd feel like a real dumbass if I ruined the lining of my super-ass expensive pot.
OOHHHH LALA a highbrow popcorn maker. LOL
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Old 01-12-2012, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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This bowl by Nordic-Ware will pop regular popcorn kernels in the microwave with or without oil. Cheap enough and generates no trash. Reviews say it's unbreakable, though, and I know from experience that's not true. Really durable, but not unbreakable.

http://www.amazon.com/Nordic-Ware-60.../dp/B00004W4UP
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Old 01-12-2012, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles>Little Rock>Houston>Little Rock
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This bowl by Nordic-Ware will pop regular popcorn kernels in the microwave with or without oil. Cheap enough and generates no trash. Reviews say it's unbreakable, though, and I know from experience that's not true. Really durable, but not unbreakable.

http://www.amazon.com/Nordic-Ware-60.../dp/B00004W4UP
That's what I use most of the time. I use some olive oil and Arrowhead Organic Popcorn.
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Old 01-12-2012, 03:51 PM
 
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I don't care for microwave popcorn, and it's not healthy. I use a heavy skillet with a tight-fitting lid and a little olive oil on the top of the stove.
Ditto for me!
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Old 01-12-2012, 04:21 PM
 
Location: In a house
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I buy microwave UNflavored "lite" popcorn and add my own butter, sometimes.
Usually though I make it on the stove. If I made bacon that day, I use the bacon grease instead of oil. No butter or salt necessary, if you use bacon grease. Plus it has that smoky flavor - it's pretty amazing stuff.

I have a popper but I've never used it. I don't see the point. Then again, my whole family knows not to ever buy me a bread machine. My philosophy on bread: if you're not going to make it completely by hand, then just go out and buy a loaf. The joy of fresh baked bread, is in its creation. Same with popcorn.
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Old 01-12-2012, 04:26 PM
 
Location: converse
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I have a whirly pop stove top popper and love it. I personally can't stand microwave popcorn.
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Old 01-12-2012, 05:35 PM
 
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i make popcorn that tastes EXACTLY like movie theatre popcorn

i use a west bend stir crazy electric popper, this one.

Amazon.com: West Bend 82306 Stir Crazy 6-Quart Electric Popcorn Popper: Kitchen & Dining

i use coconut oil to pop the corn, this one.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...00_i00_details

i use this corn

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...01_i00_details

and the butter flavored salt the theaters use is this one

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...01_i01_details

using these ingredients the popcorn tastes exactly like movie theater popcorn, it doesnt need melted butter but you can indulge if you want. the oil and salt last me a year or so. also the kids love watching the popcorn pop in the machine.
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