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Old 04-27-2008, 06:11 PM   #11
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I agree it sounds like old popcorn, but I could never have it for dinner... just not filling enough for me!

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Old 04-27-2008, 06:22 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by suziquzie View Post
This thread has made me decide on popcorn for dinner instead of Salmon.
Hey,suzi! It's not unusual for Buck and me to have popcorn for dinner. Kinda fun once in a while. But, it leaves us "craving" a movie.

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Old 04-27-2008, 06:42 PM   #13
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it leaves me craving butter!!!!!!
(trying REALLY hard not to put it on popcorn every time!)
Not that there's anything wrong with that.....
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Old 04-27-2008, 08:23 PM   #14
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suggestion when find good corn... try soy sauce on it after it popped.. just sprinkle some over the top and shake.
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Old 04-28-2008, 01:40 AM   #15
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Just bought the corn last week and was saving it for a weekend baseball game - looked forward to having a taste of the past. So I'm disappointed.

well, the sox have lost several games, so that should help.
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Old 04-28-2008, 06:54 AM   #16
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I just bought an Orville Air Popper and the popcorn seems tough and chewy too. I bought a new jar of Orville Popcorn, so thats not the problem. Is it because you don't use oil?
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Old 04-28-2008, 08:40 AM   #17
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I was just reading somewhere - if popcorn is chewy, there is too much moisture. After popping put it in a 250 oven for 15 mins. to dry. May want to try this.
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Old 04-28-2008, 10:13 AM   #18
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well, the sox have lost several games, so that should help.
That's a bad thing BT, not a good thing. Cubs and horrible popcorn go together but watchin the Sox calls for only the finest of cuisine!!
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Old 04-28-2008, 11:08 AM   #19
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I know it is heresy, but I don't like popcorn popped in a pan--it is just not as crispy/crunchy as microwaved corn. I do think it is a matter of moisture, and baking the corn would dry it out, but why not just microwave it to begin with?

I use (mostly) white corn, though I like the red or black kind, too. I use a Presto popper, the kind with the white insert cup in the bottom. $15 from WalMart, and I have had it for at least 6 years.

No artificial butter flavored packets, just popcorn.
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Old 04-28-2008, 12:02 PM   #20
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Agree with those who put the blame on moisture. Actually, popcorn loses moisture as it ages. Usually "old" popcorn will have more "old maids" and may have an off flavor.
Moisture may come from too much corn in too small a place, too little venting, pulling the corn off the heat after popping but not taking the cover off right away and getting it out of the pan.

Also remember that butter is 20% water, the better you distribute the butter, the better you distribute that 20% of water into the popped kernels.

One good way to avoid that is to pop in a heavy pan, remove the popcorn immediately, the throw the butter into the hot pan. It will sizzle and melt and much of the water will leave as steam.

I too grew up on Sunday night popcorn. It was the only day we always had a large meal around 1 PM. At dinner it was all you can eat popcorn with a piece of homemade fudge plunked down in it. A little "Maverick" on TV, what more could a growing boy desire.

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