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Old 04-06-2015, 05:01 AM   #11
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Chief dear, when I truly tried to try some things like this, two things come to mind my Dad said:

First, try, try, try. If after the third try, find a restaurant.

And always remember, "Pobody's nerfect."
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Old 04-06-2015, 01:35 PM   #12
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I think you should try the sage again. I make popcorn routinely with butter, sage and cracked black pepper - it's one of my favorites. The thing that probably threw it into the horrid category was the chicken stock.

Recently I've been making popcorn with coconut oil which amps up flavor as well. I make mine in the microwave with a goofy presto maker that despite it's "roll your eyes" persona is actually awesome. It also make adding extra spice easy and they do well just sprinkled into the unpopped corn.
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Old 04-07-2015, 01:51 PM   #13
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Was that "as seen on TV"?

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Old 04-07-2015, 02:18 PM   #14
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Was that "as seen on TV"?

Possibly...?

I got that popper quite a few years ago when my local grocery had a Christmas incentive. If you spent 150.00 on groceries, you got your choice of a free "appliance" for free. The choices were extremely limited as I recall and included some sort of salad slicer/shooter thing, this popper and a miniature crock pot (to keep sauces and gravy warm in). I actually didn't want any of these items but free is free and the popper at least looked like something I could give to a college kid or use as a planter...

I was amazed at how well it worked and how much I liked it - I use it almost everyday and have for years now. read those amazon reviews - you'll see a lot of folks who love it and began as MAJOR skeptics. I love good popcorn - this makes good popcorn; I can live with the sniggers and eye rolling ;)

All that said, I'm not storing this thing on my counter in plain view....
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Old 04-07-2015, 04:03 PM   #15
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I think you should try the sage again. I make popcorn routinely with butter, sage and cracked black pepper - it's one of my favorites. The thing that probably threw it into the horrid category was the chicken stock.
When I got my Whirley-Pop it had a recipe that used sage. It was called something like "Mediterranean Mix" included in the instructions.
I no longer have the instructions but my note card has the recipe as I tweeked it for my taste.

It makes enough for aprox. 12 cups of popped corn.


1 tsp. basil
1 tsp. marjoram
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. thyme
1/2 tsp. mustard
1/4 tsp. sage
1/4 tsp. cayenne.

All herbs and spices are dried.

Mix well with the freshly popped corn and enjoy.
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Old 04-07-2015, 04:41 PM   #16
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I loved my presto popper, til I got this new microwave. Popcorn just doesn't pop, so I had to go to stove top.

I like my popcorn popped in bacon fat or olive oil, and I sprinkle it with nutritional yeast.
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Old 04-07-2015, 04:57 PM   #17
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I loved my presto popper, til I got this new microwave. Popcorn just doesn't pop, so I had to go to stove top.

I like my popcorn popped in bacon fat or olive oil, and I sprinkle it with nutritional yeast.

Since you're using the stove I will suggest the Whirley-Pop.

It's a funny looking contraption and I was gifted mine but I haven't even thought about microwave popcorn since I got the darned thing.

And Hmmmm... Bacon fat is something I never thought of but will now have to give it a try. Thanks so much.
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Old 04-07-2015, 05:02 PM   #18
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Oooh, popcorn in bacon fat, haven't tried that. I've made some in coconut oil.

I'm more of a traditionalist, I like butter and salt. And movie popcorn, until I broke a molar on an old maid.
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Think you could share you recipe for an old maid with us?

I haven tried one of them yet.
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Think you could share you recipe for an old maid with us?

I haven tried one of them yet.
I'm thinking she must be very tough, to break a tooth on. Besides, I would think that she'd take exception to being bitten.

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