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Old 02-12-2024, 06:57 PM
 
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Originally Posted by harry chickpea View Post
I know more about popcorn than anyone on the forum. That is not a brag, I'm far too old for that BS, it is a fact.

Too dry? Butter dripping? Those are contradictory.

What is it you want to know?
How to get him his pop corn fix without excessive fat.
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Old 02-12-2024, 07:47 PM
 
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How to get him his pop corn fix without excessive fat.
You won't like the answer.

Air pop corn is popcorn. We sold it at theatres for a while (maybe a year, TWO at most) and it was universally hated, except for the .005% of health nuts who bought it and left it in the auditorium. I am NOT joking. It tastes like cardboard in the days before cardboard was made a foodstuff.

When I make popcorn at home, I get a two quart stainless steel pot, add a quarter or third cup of popcorn seed, put it on a burner on the stove until it is very hot, only then add enough corn oil and a teaspoon of salt to barely cover the seed, swirl, and put a lid on it, cocked at an angle to allow steam to escape.

I ONLY try to shift the pot around when the seed is about done. No fast twirling motions of the pot -nothing!

When no seed has popped after a count of ten, I dump it into a serving bowl.

I know exactly the proportions of corn to oil to create the maximum pop-out ratio according to the NAC. That doesn't matter. I did experiments after that, using ungodly amounts of popcorn.

Corn seed (popped) is fairly healthy. Corn OIL comes from corn. Salt is a flavor enhancer. As long as the corn oil is not rancid, it is reasonably healthy. The center for whining in the public interest made it a witch that they said needed burning. Wrong, wrong, and seriously wrong.
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Old 02-12-2024, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Was Midvalley Oregon; Now Eastside Seattle area
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I use Orville's popcorn that comes in 8# container. I go through 16-20#/yr in an air popper.

I may use whatever oil on hand or flavored oil, dispensed from a pump sprayer.
Also optional but preferred, are powdered flavoring from Orville Redenbacher, Kernel Seasonings, Truffle Seasonings from Chicago Custom Foods, or a homemade concoction of seasonings also suitable for flavoring soups and meats/fish.

I don't use microwave or stove top popcorn-wife complains on how the odor lingers in our condo apartment.
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Old 02-12-2024, 09:56 PM
 
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When I make popcorn at home, I get a two quart stainless steel pot, add a quarter or third cup of popcorn seed, put it on a burner on the stove until it is very hot, only then add enough corn oil and a teaspoon of salt to barely cover the seed, swirl, and put a lid on it, cocked at an angle to allow steam to escape.

I ONLY try to shift the pot around when the seed is about done. No fast twirling motions of the pot -nothing!
Interesting formula, I might try this as I often end up with so many unpopped kernels. I make popcorn on the stovetop in a cast iron skillet with a dome glass lid. I usually use peanut oil, and occasionally coconut oil or a mix of both. I season with salt and herb mix (like Spike brand), or sometimes chile powder.

I don't use a microwave, but I would never eat popcorn from those microwave packets...coated in that toxic, oily sludge of "butter flavor". It can't be good for you.
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Old 02-13-2024, 07:55 AM
 
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Thank you for all the pointers!
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Old 02-13-2024, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Paradise
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When we have popcorn, we use the Whirley Pop

https://www.whirleypopshop.com/


Best popcorn ever!
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Old 02-13-2024, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I don't use a microwave, but I would never eat popcorn from those microwave packets...coated in that toxic, oily sludge of "butter flavor". It can't be good for you.
Have any specific brand you can cite? Here's the ingredients in Orville Redenbacher's
https://www.heb.com/product-detail/o...opcorn/1905180
"Ingredients - Whole Grain Popping Corn, Palm Oil, Salt, Butter, Color Added (Annatto, Turmeric, Paprika), Natural Flavors, Mixed Tocopherols (Vitamin E for Freshness)."

While the Palm Oil is high in saturated fats, but they do use real butter.
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Old 02-13-2024, 08:25 AM
 
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For nostalgia's sake I would love to find the classic Jiffy Pop in the aluminum pie plate with foil. I loathe Walmart where I have seen it advertised, anywhere else?
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Old 02-13-2024, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Paradise
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For nostalgia's sake I would love to find the classic Jiffy Pop in the aluminum pie plate with foil. I loathe Walmart where I have seen it advertised, anywhere else?
Amazon?
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Old 02-13-2024, 08:32 AM
 
Location: state of confusion
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Not sure this really answers your question, but I recently found and started using Orville Redenbacher's microwave popcorn with avocado oil vs. palm oil. Hoping it's a bit healthier....and the taste is decent. Not overly salty or buttery.
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