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Feb 24, 2008 10:47 AM

BYOP - Bring Your Own Popcorn

This site has links to recipes for popcorn you can package in a tupperware container and bring to the movies. Seeing how it's Oscar night ... well, popcorn for me tonight.

Scroll down in the above link to find these ideas

- curried

- southwestern

- spicy 'wine inspired'

- diy microwave popcorn (with links for Maple Popcorn Balls with Cranberries and Pecans
and Vanilla Caramel Popcorn

- truffled

- brown butter, rosemary, & lemon

- kettle-style

- chili-spiced

- "world's greatest"
Love this guy's attention to detail ... including equipment - 2-quart Revere cook pot ... this is a great read and his passion about the process might even get cooking-sloth me to give this a whirl ... overview ... then it gets detailed ...

"So it was back to the stove-top popcorn that I learned as a child and have been perfecting, oh, since about the time Moses brought the original recipe down from Mt. Sinai. The idea is to achieve just the right ratio of oil to seeds in the pot, to perform the popping at just the right temperature, and to make sure the seeds stay in contact with the bottom of the pot."

A few chow recipes

Parmigiano–Black Pepper Popcorn

Black Sesame and Mustard Popcorn

Frenchified Popcorn

Spicy Cinnamon-Sugar Popcorn

More ideas courtesy of the Chow Digest

Plenty of Popcorn Topping Ideas

Spicy popcorn

Makes my usual of tossing with olive oil and dry grated Monterey jack cheese look boring

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  1. Oh, wonderful! Thanks for this. I love popcorn and eat it often. Lately I've been melting a little butter (or Smart Balance, I know but I am on a mission) and squeezing in lots of lime or lemon, then pouring it over, thensalthing the corn. I think I got the idea here somewhere, not sure. It has lots of flavor and I just love it. Can't wait to try some of these others!

    Perfect thread for today and for the season as so many of us are trying to enjoy healthier snacks after the holiday excess. I am typing this while watching Bert Wolf taking a tour of a Lindt chocolate making facility. I am grateful to have a healthier option to turn to so I won't give in to my tv-induced craving.

    Off to pop come corn...

    1 Reply
    1. re: fern

      That's why tossing with olive oil works so well ... a little healthier than butter. I've used flavored olive oils in the past like orange, lemon, chili, rosemary ... it simplifies the process. The rosemary was the best ... have to buy more rosemary olive oil.

    2. I'm eating popcorn as we speak tossed with truffle salt. Genius. I use it so much more than oil (a little on buttered toast takes breakfast to a whole new level)