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Old 04-29-2007, 12:40 AM   #1
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How do you make your Popcorn?

For quite a while now I've been using a Microwave Popper. I was wondering if Air Poppers are much better or if there is even that much of a differences.

Either way I do like starting with plain popcorn seeds and making them with a Popper instead of pre-flavored bags. Then I grab whatever I have handy that I like for a seasoning.

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Old 04-29-2007, 07:27 AM   #2
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i make mine in a 6 quart or so, bottom-clad stainless steel pan
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Old 04-29-2007, 07:58 AM   #3
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If I make popcorn other than microwave (which is the usual), on top the stove. Don't care for the air popped at all, too dry for me.
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Old 04-29-2007, 08:04 AM   #4
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Hmmmm, microwave popcorn is just way to convenient for as often as I eat popcorn anymore, but I still have some real stuff in the cupboard.
I never tried those air poppers, but there used to be a "kit" called TV Time popcorn and I follow those instructions, but use Orville's corn and oil.
I put the oil, the corn and the popcorn salt in a pot and bring it up to temp.
At the first pop I remove from the heat, cover and let it sit for a minute.
I then put it back on the heat and when it starts popping I lift it from the flame and hold it above, constantly shaking the pot.
Never fails to come out great.
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Old 04-29-2007, 08:04 AM   #5
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All I have ever used, for 37 years now, is an air popper, so I don't know the difference between microwave and air poppers. Obviously I am very happy with the air popper, am on my third one of the same brand/model. I pop 1/2 cup of kernels, makes a lot of popcporn!, and then drizzle on melted butter to make the nutritional yeast stick. I buy the kernels in bulk, or in those plastic bags at the grocery, like they sell dried beans in. I make pop corn at least once a week.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pacanis
I put the oil, the corn and the popcorn salt in a pot and bring it up to temp.
At the first pop I remove from the heat, cover and let it sit for a minute.
I then put it back on the heat and when it starts popping I lift it from the flame and hold it above, constantly shaking the pot.
Never fails to come out great.
ditto, never fails either
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Old 04-29-2007, 09:29 AM   #7
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I nuke mine in the microwave.
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Old 04-29-2007, 10:35 AM   #8
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Microwave....Or old fashion why.
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Old 04-29-2007, 11:10 AM   #9
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If I make popcorn other than microwave (which is the usual), on top the stove. Don't care for the air popped at all, too dry for me.
I agree. I tried the air pop method and thought I was eating styrofoam. acccckkkk!! I buy microwave style with butter.
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Old 04-30-2007, 07:16 AM   #10
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We've been using an ancient stove top hand crank popcorn maker. Wprks like a charm.
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