Techniques For Popcorn
Posted August 26, 2012 - 02:37 PM
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Posted August 26, 2012 - 02:46 PM
- 1/2 cup unpopped popcorn
- 1 teaspoon vegetable or olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
- In a cup or small bowl, mix together the unpopped popcorn and oil. Pour the coated corn into a brown paper lunch sack, and sprinkle in the salt. Fold the top of the bag over twice to seal in the ingredients.
- Cook in the microwave at full power for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes, or until you hear pauses of about 2 seconds between pops. Carefully open the bag to avoid steam, and pour into a serving bowl.
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Posted August 26, 2012 - 04:11 PM
For store bought, I would recommend Orville Redenbacker or other top shelf corn. If I buy it, that's what I get the best results with. Keep it fresh too. It is fairly inexpensive and I feed it to the squirrels if it has been around too long.
Posted August 26, 2012 - 04:26 PM
Posted August 26, 2012 - 04:46 PM
My experiance has shown that the quality of the popcorn is the difference......
Keep it fresh too.
I sort of figured that, but I've had some just bought that wouldn't pop fer nothin'. What temperature do you use on the stove.
Posted August 26, 2012 - 04:59 PM
For popping,Iput in some cooking oil and three pieces of corn, turn up the heat to med/hi and when those three pieces start popping its time to put in 1/2a cup. Put the lid on and start moving it back and forth over the eyeof the stove. You can tell when its done cause the pops stop coming.
Some melted butter and some season salt and its good to go.
Google gourmet popcorn and try some of the other brands.
Posted August 26, 2012 - 05:05 PM
I got some corn at a flea market the other day. What I got was a yellow caramel corn variety that pops large. Only thing was, I got mucho old maids. Half the yield of store bought. I wonder how many of these brands are selling last years corn.
Posted August 26, 2012 - 06:37 PM
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Posted August 26, 2012 - 07:25 PM
I got a gift pack of red, blue and black jewel popcorn a while back from West Bend, I think. The red was good, and the blue was awesome.
Edited by Cat385B, August 26, 2012 - 07:25 PM.
Posted August 26, 2012 - 09:23 PM
What temperature do you use on the stove.
I use 1/2 cup of corn, one heaping table spoon of coconut oil and I pop it on number 6 or 7 out of 10 on my electric stove. It usually yields a kettle full with very few unpopped.
Posted August 30, 2012 - 06:12 AM
Will,the garlic sounds good.
Posted August 30, 2012 - 04:51 PM