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Popcorn "Toppings"

bubbles4me Nov 17, 2008 01:38 PM

Okay I am under self imposed House Arrest, been working way too much and much in need of a day away/off so with the hubby out of town and the day off from work I am doing my MacGyver eating deal...making something out of the scraps in the kitchen...cannot bear the store. I found a box of TGIF potato skins a friend brought months ago in the freezer, whipped up a batch of sambal sour cream to plunk on top, took a little taste...super sour checked the date...sour cream expired! Tasted the "skins" on their own...not gonna work out between us. I have eggs, could go there but I found some popcorn...thought I would turn to the hounds and see what they adorn their popcorn with...kinda open to anything but tend to prefer savory snacks to sweet....so what is your "pop secret"?

  1. bermudagourmetgoddess Nov 17, 2008 01:53 PM

    I am popcorn fanatic, I must eat it at least 3 to 4 times a week.

    My favorite way: I spray it with olive oil,(you know those nonstick spray cans) then a generous helping on Parmesan cheese and garlic salt...sometimes I might sprinkle on some oregeno....think I will have some after dinner tonight!

    1. Melanie Nov 17, 2008 02:00 PM

      I bought some powdered white cheddar from Cabot just for this purpose!

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      1. re: Melanie
        rockycat Nov 18, 2008 06:17 AM

        I love the powdered Cabot! That stuff is awesome! I put more than a healthy helping on the popcorn and regret every speck that falls to the bottom of the bowl. The cats, however, consider that their treat. My latest addition is to sprinkle the popcorn with bacon salt after a thick application of Cabot. Seriously good stuff.

        1. re: rockycat
          Melanie Nov 18, 2008 07:11 AM

          Bacon salt?? What a great idea!

          1. re: Melanie
            tracylee Nov 18, 2008 04:27 PM

            Yay, Bacon salt! I just got a bunch from woot.com and had to try it on popcorn, since a review said it was so good. Yep, it was!

      2. m
        MEH Nov 17, 2008 04:13 PM

        Sometmes I tossed my popcorn with a handfu of grated parmesan cheese!


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          turqmut Nov 17, 2008 04:21 PM

          Chili powder & a little salt. Well, OK, and butter.

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            Agent Orange Nov 17, 2008 05:05 PM

            Parmigiano-reggiano! Maybe with some butter and black pepper.

            1. LA Buckeye Fan Nov 17, 2008 05:37 PM

              butter, salt, worstershire sauce, parm cheese. Think chex mix. :)

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              1. re: LA Buckeye Fan
                bubbles4me Nov 17, 2008 06:05 PM

                So funny....I was thinking about doing just that as Chex Mix is my evil snack....

              2. oldbaycupcake Nov 17, 2008 05:39 PM

                Savory popcorn...yum!
                butter infused with garlic & herbes de Provence
                Old Bay, of course!

                1. Dommy Nov 17, 2008 10:00 PM

                  Penzey's Cheese Sprinkle!!


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                    CDouglas Nov 18, 2008 06:39 AM

                    I like to sprinkle Eden Organics seaweed gomasio on popcorn. It is a mixture of sesame seeds, sea salt, and sea vegetables (nori, kombu and dulse). Salty and savory with a slight nuttiness from the sesame seeds. Umami heaven.

                    1. The Professor Nov 18, 2008 07:14 AM

                      My preferred way for years has been simply butter, salt, and black pepper. Absolutely addicted...

                      1. scubadoo97 Nov 18, 2008 09:00 AM

                        smoked paparika

                        1. mogo Nov 18, 2008 08:31 PM

                          Honey, mustard, paprika. Sticky but good.

                          1. Emme Nov 18, 2008 10:19 PM

                            my favorite combo of flavors is balsamic vinegar with bragg's amino acid's, and if you have miscible liquids, you can always put them in a spray bottle and spray on to evenly coat rather than soak a single piece

                            mist with soy sauce and sesame oil, then mix in sesame seeds and crumbled nori

                            i had a friend that used to put either hoisin or plum sauce (heated it a little to thin it) drizzled over and tossed with chopped fried scallions

                            im sure garlic butter is ridiculously simple, but also ridiculously good

                            spray with pam or olive oil spray, then sprinkle lipton's onion soup mix or ranch powder for dressing

                            bonito flakes or nutritional yeast or curry paste also makes an interesting addtion

                            old bay seasoning

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