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Mar 8, 2011 03:23 AM

How do you make your popcorn?

I do mine in a Whirly Pop. I use coconut oil and add sea salt and nutritional yeast at the end. Yummy. Would love to get a copycat recipe for Garrett's cheese popcorn and their caramel corn.

How do you do your popcorn?

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  1. I cook it on the stovetop in a large heavy pot (usually an all-clad dutch oven). I cook it in corn oil or clarified butter, depending upon my mood, and season with a fine salt. I don't care for flavorings on my popcorn. Like to keep it simple.

    1. Mine is very basic....3 TBSP organic corn kernels into a paper bag...scrunch it closed...microwave for about 2 minutes...pour into a bowl and add melted butter and a little salt to it...sometimes nutritional yeast flakes.

      1. One evening a number of years ago I popped some corn in bacon grease. As I remember it was quite tasty. I also remember there being some cocktails involved in the evening which may explain the use of bacon grease.

        1. stumbled upon this post, what is this nutritional yeast? does it have a taste? can it be added to the regular lite kettle corn i make in the mirco?

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          1. re: Maggie Larkin

            It's flaky, and faintly cheesy tasting. Vegans use it as a cheese substitute. IMO, wishful thinking - it's blander than American cheese. It does not melt, and does not adhere to the popcorn unless the popcorn has oil or other moisture.

            1. re: greygarious

              Oh, and I use this. Great product

            2. re: Maggie Larkin

              Me too. I blend cracked black pepper, grated Parmeggiano (not the powdered stuff made of cardboard), and nutritional yeast, then sprinkled on hot popped corn. Yum!

            3. My usual method is with a tablespoon of corn oil in an old pressure cooker with a blown out seal.

              The lack of a seal and the pressure valve at the top keep the steam from building up and gives me a nice crisp pop. A little salt and I'm done.

              Occasionally, I will use ghee, (clarified butter), and I have also gone the bacon fat and the duck fat routes as well.

              Once in a great while, I'll melt a little...


              ...Velveeta in some cream or half n half and pour that over the top.

              I love popcorn.

              I want some now.