Consistently good popcorn

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2017/04/01 21:12:09 (permalink)

Consistently good popcorn

I have tried Orville's movie butter popcorn and it is inconsistent.  Sometimes it is great and sometimes not so.  In addition I have to floss 30 minutes after I enjoy whatever???  I would appreciate some info on popcorn that did not have these issues.  Both Dr. Roz and I enjoy in the evening but issues make us want to find other brands.
 
Paul E. Smith
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    ScreamingChicken
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    Re: Consistently good popcorn 2017/04/01 21:29:58 (permalink)
    Paul, is this microwave popcorn?  I personally prefer to pop the regular variety in oil peanut works great) in a 2 or 3-quart saucepan and drizzle melted real butter on top if so desired.  White popcorn seems to usually be more tender than yellow popcorn.
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    Re: Consistently good popcorn 2017/04/01 21:41:03 (permalink)
    I agree with Screaming Chicken.  The white popcorn is more tender/crisp.  I usually buy Jolly Time / America's Best.  Pop it in canola oil or peanut oil or sometimes coconut oil.   Add salt and real melted butter.   I use a 5 quart pot/pan, and pour the popped corn into a large paper grocery bag .  I use the bag to shake it and add salt and butter.   Dip your bowl into the bag of goodness and enjoy!  
     
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    Re: Consistently good popcorn 2017/04/01 22:23:53 (permalink)
    Darn ... I had to go make some before making my reply.     As above, I use a 4 qt pot with 'corn' oil ( this is corn we're cooking) to the depth of the kernel a big lump of butter and just for myself 1/3 cup of corn.     I'll have to give white pop corn a try, but yellow pop corn was what I had on hand tonight.    ....   It is light, crisp, and taste juicy and NO burned tasting kernels like microwave popcorn has.  And, usually near 100% pops.
     
    Microwave pop corn and Orville pop corn is a rip-off.   My 2lb bag of yellow popcorn was less than $2.   It cooks just as fast or may be faster than microwave popcorn.
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    Re: Consistently good popcorn 2017/04/02 04:13:41 (permalink)
    Of all the microwaves we've tried we like Pop Secret best.
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    Re: Consistently good popcorn 2017/04/02 08:11:38 (permalink)
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    As above, I use a 4 qt pot with 'corn' oil ( this is corn we're cooking) to the depth of the kernel a big lump of butter and just for myself 1/3 cup of corn.

    Well, this is interesting...
     
    Here in Wisconsin we grow a lot of corn and I use peanut oil, and down in known-for-peanuts Georgia Edwmax uses corn oil.
     
    One thing I like to do is lightly scorch the bottom layer of popped kernels by leaving the pan on the heat for a few seconds after the popping's stopped.
    post edited by ScreamingChicken - 2017/04/02 08:13:36
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    Re: Consistently good popcorn 2017/04/02 11:28:47 (permalink)
    I am not a popcorn fan but MH really likes the Smartfood White Cheddar.
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    Re: Consistently good popcorn 2017/04/02 11:49:48 (permalink)
    lleechef
    I am not a popcorn fan but MH really likes the Smartfood White Cheddar.


    I'm with MH. I have loved that stuff since before it became a national best seller. It originated in KY many years ago, when I lived there and showcased KY grown corn as its main ingredient. Good stuff!
     
    As for regular popcorn, I usually use white and an air popper. But Mr. Browns method looks good, too.
     

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    Re: Consistently good popcorn 2017/04/02 13:09:04 (permalink)
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    As above, I use a 4 qt pot with 'corn' oil ( this is corn we're cooking) to the depth of the kernel a big lump of butter and just for myself 1/3 cup of corn.

    Well, this is interesting...
     
    Here in Wisconsin we grow a lot of corn and I use peanut oil, and down in known-for-peanuts Georgia Edwmax uses corn oil.
     
    One thing I like to do is lightly scorch the bottom layer of popped kernels by leaving the pan on the heat for a few seconds after the popping's stopped.


    Other type oils add their own flavors.   There's nothing wrong with that, if that is what you want.    But for pop corn to taste like corn, I use fresh Corn Oil:   aka; as natural as it can get.
    I also add the butter or margarine to the oil so the corn will butter as it pops.     .... Pouring butter over the pop corn after popping only make soggy pop corn.
     
    3 or 4  of years ago I tried to find another 'air' popper but couldn't find one I thought decent, my old one disappeared.   I was tired of microwave pop corn.   That's when I tried using the pot and range top.  I haven't looked back since.
     
    Darn now I have to make more pop corn far an afternoon snack ....
    post edited by edwmax - 2017/04/02 13:11:35
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    Re: Consistently good popcorn 2017/04/02 13:33:02 (permalink)
    edwmax
    I also add the butter or margarine to the oil so the corn will butter as it pops.

    I'll have to try this the next time.  My first thought would be that the butter might burn but the oil should help mitigate that, and I like the flavor of browned butter anyway.
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    Re: Consistently good popcorn 2017/04/02 16:07:27 (permalink)
    Two years ago I bought an air popper, it was terrible, I forget who made it, I bought it at Bed, Bath, & Beyond. I then read about an Orville Redenbacher air popper that had good reviews, I took the lousy one back & they ordered me the Orville one (not available in their stores) it took about 5 days, but it works great. I usually buy Jolly Time or the Wegman's store brand, which is cheaper, it always comes out great.
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    Re: Consistently good popcorn 2017/04/02 20:54:20 (permalink)
    Air poppers need 1200 to 1400 watts ( more the better) to pop fluffy popcorn.   The cheaper low wattage air poppers do not heat the kernel fast enough for fluffy popcorn nor complete popping of most or all of the kernels.   I forgot which brand I was looking for.  Walmart had indicated they had it at a discount at the time, but it wasn't on the shelf.   Now I don't care.  The pot works GREAT!
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    Re: Consistently good popcorn 2017/04/02 21:06:31 (permalink)
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    Now I don't care.  The pot works GREAT!

    Are we still talking about popcorn?
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    Re: Consistently good popcorn 2017/04/02 21:39:18 (permalink)
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    Now I don't care.  The pot works GREAT!

    Are we still talking about popcorn?




    Well, I was   ... but I can see how someone on 'the water-pill' might misunderstand.

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    Re: Consistently good popcorn 2017/04/02 22:21:19 (permalink)
    Along the lines of Altons process I use only a wok to pop in, same idea as in the vid keeps the kernels in the bottom naturally and as it heats so quick (use a black steel wok), it pops very hot and fast.  We make a lot of clarified butter, so I use the skim off the clarified butter along with a bit more butter for topping, then toss it with some grated parm reg and your set to go.  Use a good hi temp oil, rice bran oil for us as the smoke point is very high and its readily available here cheap.  Family even calls it wok corn now.
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    Re: Consistently good popcorn 2017/04/23 17:53:50 (permalink)
    Look into a WhirleyPopper. I've found it to be the best popcorn out there.
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    Re: Consistently good popcorn 2017/04/23 19:58:13 (permalink)
    oooh darn .... time for more pop corn ....
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    Re: Consistently good popcorn 2017/04/23 20:29:52 (permalink)
    I will not do microwave popcorn. Too many chemicals. I put oil in a pan, shake popcorn and shake the pan.
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    Re: Consistently good popcorn 2017/04/24 10:05:00 (permalink)
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    Re: Consistently good popcorn 2017/04/24 15:14:14 (permalink)
    Pretty close to exactly how I do mine.    I had to make another batch.   I used 1/2 cup of corn this time.  This made about 4 qt of popped corn.   ... It was gone in about 3 min.   My ducks & chickens just love it.   They didn't leave enough for me, so I made a 2nd batch.    .... this time I put in 1/3 cup of corn.   The first pop was a little more than 1 min later and the pot was finished popping at 2 min 49 sec. after pouring the corn in.   This batch me & the puppy eat.
    post edited by edwmax - 2017/04/24 15:15:31
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    Re: Consistently good popcorn 2017/04/24 15:14:14 (permalink)
    Pretty close to exactly how I do mine.    I had to make another batch.   I used 1/2 cup of corn this time.  This made about 4 qt of popped corn.   ... It was gone in about 3 min.   My ducks & chicken just love it.   They didn't leave enough for me, so I made another batch.    .... this time I put in 1/3 cup of corn.   The first pop was a little more than 1 min later and the pot was finished popping at 2 min 49 sec. after pouring the corn in.   This batch me & the puppy eat.
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    Re: Consistently good popcorn 2017/04/24 19:02:10 (permalink)
    How many nights per week do y'all eat popcorn?
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    Re: Consistently good popcorn 2017/04/24 20:29:48 (permalink)
    My Puppy loves popcorn too..
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    Re: Consistently good popcorn 2017/04/24 22:20:28 (permalink)
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    How many nights per week do y'all eat popcorn?




    err ... WHO? ... me & the puppy?
     
    When the mood hits and I think about it.    ... More so lately when y'all keep popping this thread up.    ... I have to buy more pop corn tomorrow.  I'll try white.
     
    I'm trying to work on a recipe for 'pop corn cornbread'   ... any suggestions
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    Re: Consistently good popcorn 2017/04/25 10:05:24 (permalink)
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    How many nights per week do y'all eat popcorn?




    err ... WHO? ... me & the puppy?
     
    When the mood hits and I think about it.    ... More so lately when y'all keep popping this thread up.    ... I have to buy more pop corn tomorrow.  I'll try white.
     
    I'm trying to work on a recipe for 'pop corn cornbread'   ... any suggestions


    Never heard of it but am looking forward to your experiments.
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    Re: Consistently good popcorn 2017/04/25 15:23:27 (permalink)
    From allrecipes.com

    Bacon Popcorn
    Prep 5 m
    Cook 10 m
    Ready In 15 m


    Recipe By:Jeannine Ross
    "This is a flavorful popcorn treat that makes your mouth water and disappears fast! If you toss the cooked popcorn in a paper bag, it helps to absorb any extra grease, and keeps kernels from falling to the floor. The leftovers make nice snacks for lunch boxes."
    Ingredients
    • 1/2 cup bacon grease
    • 3/4 cup unpopped popcorn kernels
    • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt, or to taste
    • 3 tablespoons bacon bits (optional)
    • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (optional)
    DirectionsMeasure the bacon grease into a 6 quart pot and place over high heat. Add one or two popcorn kernels as testers. When the test kernels pop, add the rest of the popcorn and cover with a lid. As the popcorn starts to pop, shake the pan back and forth constantly to keep the unpopped kernels on the bottom where they can pop. When the popping slows down, remove the pan from the heat and let it finish popping.Pour the popcorn into a large bowl or paper sack. Season with half of the seasoned salt and stir. Taste before adding more salt if desired. Toss with bacon bits and shredded Cheddar cheese for an extra special treat. Store leftovers in lunch sacks or sandwich bags.
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    Re: Consistently good popcorn 2017/04/25 20:14:18 (permalink)
    O..M..G.. Salivate on my screen time..
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    Re: Consistently good popcorn 2017/04/26 13:18:25 (permalink)
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    How many nights per week do y'all eat popcorn?




    err ... WHO? ... me & the puppy?
     
    When the mood hits and I think about it.    ... More so lately when y'all keep popping this thread up.    ... I have to buy more pop corn tomorrow.  I'll try white.
     
    I'm trying to work on a recipe for 'pop corn cornbread'   ... any suggestions


    Never heard of it but am looking forward to your experiments.




    Oh well, I don't have to invent the recipe.      ..... Already done:  http://www.grouprecipes.com/68848/cheesy-zesty-popcorn-cornbread.html
     and  popcorn Bread: http://honeyvillefarms.bl.../02/popcorn-bread.html
     
    Other recipes just ground the 'un'-popped corn to meal.
     
    I'll try the cornbread recipe later.
     
    post edited by edwmax - 2017/04/26 13:34:10
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