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Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Jay H, Apr 7, 2003.

  1. Jay H

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    Unearthed an old jar of popcorn in the back of the cabinet so I thought to finish it off.. Unearthed the old air popper too while I was at it and made a batch of popcorn. Was wondering if there are any secrets to getting salt to actual sit on the popcorn and not simply fall to the bottom of the bowl?? Or do I have to resort to melting butter or oil? and then having the salt stick to that? It seems that plain popcorn and a little salt doesn't seem to work very well.

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    There is a very fine (pun intended) salt made especially for popcorn. It's more akin to baby powder than your normal table salt. Maybe it's worth a try.
     
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    The "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" spray probably would work well in allowing the salt to adhere to the popped kernels.
     
  4. Leila Dougan

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    I have the special "popcorn salt", which is just finer grained. It works well, but then again I slather butter substitute on my popcorn. Never tried the spray stuff, but I do use the semi-liquid stuff that comes in a bottle and just drizzle it on while the bowl fills up. This provides optimal butter and salt coverage with minimal mess.
     
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    Friend of mine used to dribble soy sauce on air-popped popcorn. No problems with getting it to stick to the popcorn, but the combination was a bit weird for my taste.

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    I use the < Fabio >"Can't believe it's not bah-tuh" < /Fabio > spray and give my popcorn a few shots. Shake a little salt on top and mix.

    Works great.

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    I tried air-popped popcorn again after 10 yrs. of microwave stuff. I can't believe how good the microwave stuff is. I'm not impressed with how greasy and soggy regular stuff is.[​IMG]
     
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    If you have anything that could spray a fine mist of water on the popcorn before salting it that would work too.

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    Thanks folks, I thought about the water idea, but didn't want to make the popcorn soggy. I also didn't want to use fattening oils or butter and I like just plain popcorn and a little salt. I have a little spray bottle that use to spray my Tarantula cages to keep some humidity in there so I can always use that on my popcorn.. (Ohhhh, I'm getting a dirty look from my Tarantula as if he thinks the spray bottle is evil)

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    Last night I tried the spray bottle method and works great! Didn't make the popcorn soggy and the salt stuck.....

    I've also noticed the air popper makes a good blow dryer for people who like hot air but not to much power. [​IMG]

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    Just get the Pop Secret Homestyle made with real butter and real salt. My wife and I have eaten so much of it they should give us stock in the company. Great popcorn!
     
  14. Jay H

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    I'm not into the butter and oil kind of thing, plus I don't have a microwave. In fact, must be very antihip, I have a cell phone that I never use (prepaid, it's a 911 phone), I don't have a microwave, I've never had cable until I got a dish 2 years ago. I don't drive a SUV, in fact, I don't drive that much at all, relatively, although I like cars and gadgets.)

    Jay "Anti-hip" H
     
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    Go Jay!

    We never had cable until we got a dish in October. No cell phones for my wife nor I. No microwave. And I'll one-up you: we have no car! [​IMG]

    Toronto's a pretty easy city to navigate with a transit pass.

    And we make popcorn in an air popper and love it with just the teeniest drizzle of melted butter...mmmm. No salt, though.
     
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    I always wondered this...

    Who originally had the brainstorm to put melted butter on popcorn? It seems like such a natural combination that we don't think of it. But someone had to try it first and then it sorta caught on...and what motivated them to do it? Were they some sort of butter freak or something...?
     
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    Nate, I think people put butter on popcorn just like they put butter on everything else. Bread, vegetables, pasta, etc. . popcorn just seems like a natural extension.
     
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    You put butter on pasta?
     
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    Did you go through a time warp or something? What made you find this 5 year old thread? [​IMG]

    Yes,
    Pasta, butter, garlic powder, black pepper. Yum! Maybe add chicken.
     
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    i got one of those stove top poppers with the handle. I'll never go back to air popped again, and you can put the salt in the oil when you pour the kernels in and not even need butter, it's so damn yummers.

    Still trying to figure out the sugar kettle corn though....
     

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