February 21, 2010 at 8:16 pm #251493kerriebMember
I’m trying cut down on the amount of unhealthy snack/junk food coming into the house. DH likes popcorn which I don’t mind but he gets the microwave buttered popcorn which has that much junk in it its not funny, not to mention the packaging. If there is no junk food in the house he’ll go to the shop to get some and half the time get other stuff we don’t need as well.
Can anyone suggest a buttered popcorn recipe that I can make with plain old popcorn. I’llneed to stick the recipe on the jar for him. Anytime I try and make popcorn I seem to end up with heaps of unpopped corn.
KerrieFebruary 21, 2010 at 8:56 pm #454439IdunaMember
I’m sure someone out there will have a better idea than me but I use an air popper to make my popcorn. If someone feels like butter popcorn I melt the marg/butter in the microwave and add some extra salt to the butter and then poor it over the poped corn, then give it a quick mix with your hand. I find it’s the salt that makes people want more, they add more butter/marge to get the extra salt. For more salt just add some more to the top the butter will help it stick.February 21, 2010 at 9:26 pm #454440RushMember
I’m not sure about the butter part, but I find the easiest way to make popcorn is in a paper bag in the microwave.
Just pour in an amount of popping corn into the bag, fold the top over and stand by your microwave until the popping slows down. Very easy!
I add salt and chilli powder to mine. A great snack that’s very tasty and very healthy too!
I always find adding melted butter to popcorn makes it go soggy, but you can buy popcorn seasoning from the suppy-doops. It’s normally with the seasonings and spices.
Happy popping!!! 😀February 21, 2010 at 9:30 pm #454441LearningMember
I love popcorn cooked in lots of coconut oil. Very delicious and very healthy.February 22, 2010 at 1:28 am #454442WombatMember
I thought coconut oil was high in saturated fat…………….or was that palm oil.
We use a hot air popper, which, considering how quick and effective it is, makes sense to me. We would use at elast as much gas heating the pan up to temperature. Plus no oil so it can be as low fat as you like.
NevFebruary 22, 2010 at 2:31 am #454443LearningMember
Nev there are lots of benefits to eating coconut oil. Scroll down this page and see if there’s anything that catches your interest. I first learnt about coconut oil through Weston A Price Foundation and Nourishing Traditions.February 22, 2010 at 7:03 am #454444ErthgirlMember
Yay for coconut oil. :tup:
I made this popcorn when I had no time at all and had to bring a plate to a community meeting.
Just popped corn as normal in saucepan.
Then in another little pot melted a knob of butter, a splosh of tamari (can use soy sauce), and a dash of roasted sesame oil.
Mix it all together and when butter has melted pour over pop corn… season with cracked pepper…. yum!
Nutty savoury goodness. 😀February 22, 2010 at 11:03 am #454445recyclingdivaMember
yup i’m with rush.
I use a brown lunch bag n pop em in the microwave. then if the kids want butter i add it melted first. Have also put pure icing sugar on it as a sweet treat too.February 22, 2010 at 11:55 pm #454446lorisMember
Make popcorn in the pan in oil as usual. Just make sure that you don’t put too much corn in the pan – thats why some remains unpopped. About 1/3 cup to a pan works for me.
I make a topping where I heat some ordinary table butter with some honey until its runny and pour over the popped corn as soon as I take it out of the pan. Sort of honey caramel corn.February 23, 2010 at 1:18 am #454447WombatMember
Nev there are lots of benefits to eating coconut oil. Scroll down this page and see if there’s anything that catches your interest. I first learnt about coconut oil through Weston A Price Foundation and Nourishing Traditions.
OK L, I stand corrected!:D
NevFebruary 27, 2010 at 12:05 pm #454448mummaknowsMember
i feel like popcorn now:lol:…to noisey though, the kinders are in bedMarch 2, 2010 at 7:28 am #454449kerriebMember
The brown paper bag in the microwave worked well. I haven’t tried the butter yet. I like the icing sugar. I never had savory popcorn as a kid just the icing sugar or the lurid multicolored sweet popcorn bags you can buy.
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