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?
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.
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.
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.
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...
(LOOK AWAY IF YOU'RE SQUEAMISH!)
...Velveeta in some cream or half n half and pour that over the top.
I love popcorn.
I want some now.