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Old 04-30-2007, 07:45 AM   #11
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I buy the "mini bags" with butter for the microwave. Just the right size.
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Old 04-30-2007, 09:34 AM   #12
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Microwave. It's been so long since I did it on the stovetop that I don't remember how! It is delish tho, I had some stovetop at my brother's house in NY a couple weeks ago. He has it done to a science and it was so yummy!
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Old 05-09-2007, 11:15 AM   #13
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Now I want to try stove top popcorn! I don't really remember making popcorn any other way but the microwave. Just curious....what do you put on for seasonings? Oh, and one time, I tried to put melted butter on my popcorn, and it like...melted, dissentegrated. Any suggestions?
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Old 05-09-2007, 01:13 PM   #14
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I have used a “Whirley Pop” popcorn popper for about ten years. It is a stove top device that you have to crank to stir the contents as the kernels pop. It makes fantastic popcorn and the best thing is that almost every kernel pops. Most microwave popcorn I have ever made seems to leave a high percentage of un-popped kernels and/or burns the ones that did pop.

I use ½ cup popcorn, ½ T corn oil and ½ t Flavocol popcorn seasoning and in about 3 minutes @ med-high heat I have 6 quarts of great popcorn.

The popper has a vented lid that allows steam to escape and avoids soggy popcorn. A very small amount of oil can be used due to the continual motion created by cranking which helps eliminate burning.

The popper came with a nice list of recipes but I think I have only used the one for caramel popcorn. It is all made in the popper but wasn’t that good. Clean up was also a bit of a pain.


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Old 05-09-2007, 01:30 PM   #15
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Much prefer popping on the stove. Had an air popper and gave it to our daughter. As someone else said, corn popped this way tasted too much like packing material. Not that I've eaten packing material.

Occasionally will make microwave kind, but any we've ever tried leaves too many old maids in the bag.

I love popcorn and have been known to have a big bowl of buttered and salted popcorn for my evening meal. Nothing else. Sometimes it just hits the spot.
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Old 05-09-2007, 04:22 PM   #16
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I haven't made popcorn in a few years. I think the last time I made it, it was microwaved. My dad used to make popcorn for us before we went to a movie and we'd bring it into the movies with us. That was to save money I'm sure.

I think I tried popping corn over the stove once or twice and it turned out to be a mess and was a big flop. That was probably at least 5 years ago if that.

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Old 05-09-2007, 07:08 PM   #17
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I make mine in the microwave at work, seeing my microwave at home bought the farm about 6 months ago.
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Old 05-09-2007, 08:10 PM   #18
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I nuke it at home.

When I get a taste for it. Don't do it too often because the hulls get stuck between my teeth.
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Old 05-09-2007, 08:41 PM   #19
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When I make it i usually do it over the stove top.
everytime i go to go make it lately, we are either out of paper bags (which is the way that i want to try making it) or i realize that the kernals have all been left at the cottage

I have been meaning to try this recipe but havn't gotten around to it

Recipes : Slacker Jacks : Food Network
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Old 05-09-2007, 08:45 PM   #20
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Wow, SurvivorGirl, that looks great and it incorporates one of the major food groups...chocolate.
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