I find it hard to believe that nobody has put up a popcorn thread (according to the new and improved search engine). So here goes:
POPCORN! We all love it, or almost all of us love it. Let's talk seasonings.
First, I make my popcorn on the stovetop, with one of those whirly-handle deals, and heat it up with olive oil. Another good oil is peanut oil (which
gives it a great nutty taste) - and some say coconut oil (I've used it once, quite sticky over everything but likely an acquired taste).
Then, after pouring it into a pan, I sprinkle it with some Ume Plum Vinegar (seriously, it's very good, I learned it from a commune hippie woman in
the nineties, and if a commune hippie woman doesn't know her popcorn then my avatar isn't carrying an egg on its back). I then sprinkle that with dill
weed. Next some powdered garlic, a little salt, and finally top the whole thing off with a good sprinkling of nutritional yeast.
Which comes to my selfish purpose for this thread. Tell us your seasonings!! What are the best odd ones you've found?
Odds ends: I personally don't use butter - vegan and all - but did like it long ago. I have a hatred for microwave popcorn, and it attacks me like a
chemical bomb when someone pops it up in all the chemicals it's supposed to pop in. And on the stove top, I'll whirl it after it's heated enough to
pop and then take it off the burner for a period, then put it back on for a few seconds then off again, whirling the whole time.
HowTo:Microwave whole ears of corn. Keep the husk on, don't tear it off, and cook each ear of corn for four minutes (if you put
three ears in the microwave, that's 12 minutes total. I usually do two for eight minutes). When it's done the husk practically falls off by itself,
and the corn is soooooo good. Not everyone knows this trick, which is why I'm putting it here on what I guess I can call "The Popcorn Thread" - nobody
ever wrote one???? - and I try to tell at least one or two people every time I pick some ears up at the Farmer's Market. For some statistical reason I
only seem to tell women (a mystery how that happens). Enjoy!
edit on 9-4-2013 by Aleister because: bold Bonus Track, as it should
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