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Jun 9, 2011 01:05 PM


Does anyone have any good, tasty recipes for plain old popcorn? I don't want to use salt or butter (maybe a lttle salt). What about using cooking spray instead of butter?


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  1. cooking spray is horrible for you- use oil and cayenne or garlic as a spice

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    1. re: kpaxonite

      Yes, I thought so. When I used it (1 time) I cringed. You know, I did use cayenne as a spice...

    2. Use corn oil (grapeseed oil is good but more neutral, so you probably would appreciate corn oil here). If you want to reduce the saturation of the popped corn with the oil, cover the top of the pot with paper towel (leave a slight gap somewhere so steam can escape, or you get soggier corn) and cover it with a splatter screen or most of a pot cover, et cet.

        1. re: ferret

          Well, I don't need all that sat-fat.

          1. re: crn

            no sat fat in Bacon Salt. it's bacon-flavored salt.

          2. re: ferret

            What rock have I been living under that I did not know this fantastic product existed? I've never seen it in a store, but jumping over to amazon right now...

            1. re: enbell

              +1 on the yeast. Our local movie house turned us on to this popcorn topping-delicious!

              1. re: amyamelia

                +2 on the nutritional yeast. I received it as a birthday gift. It is excellent. It is expensive (I have seen a HUGE tub for $12 at Whole Foods), but it is a good investment in your health and you can sprinkle it on tons of items for added nutrition.

              2. re: enbell

                +3 for nutritional yeast. I drizzle a little soy sauce over the popcorn, add garlic powder, grate some parmesean cheese (or hard cheese i have on hand) go to comfort snack (reminds me of my hippy mother).

              3. I've given this suggestion before, but I put balsamic vinegar in a spray bottle and use's really really good with a little can make a few kernels a little soggy, but great flavour with no extra fat/calories...
                also check out the flavour shakers they sell at the supermarket..I live in Canada and Kernels sell their shakers at supermarkets and Bulk Barn sells popcorn seasoning in bulk