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googlegoogle
10-27-2009, 08:43 PM
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/perfect-popcorn-recipe/index.html

Peanut oil?

WTF is popcorn salt?

Mr. Laz
10-27-2009, 08:51 PM
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/perfect-popcorn-recipe/index.html

Peanut oil?

WTF is popcorn salt?
popcorn salt has smaller grains and peanut oil is well ... from peanuts. :)

Fire Me Boy!
10-27-2009, 08:58 PM
Actually, if you want perfect popcorn, splurge on coconut oil. Trust me.

And yeah, popcorn salt is awesome.

Based on that episode, I actually bought some different kinds of popcorn to try them and it's amazing the texture, flavor and size of the varieties. Screw the Orville Reddenbacher popcorn... that stuff is the worst.

Delano
10-27-2009, 09:29 PM
These guys do popcorn right and the money helps folks that really need jobs.

http://www.lakotafoods.com/c-5-the-harvest.aspx

googlegoogle
10-27-2009, 09:31 PM
http://www.amazon.com/Wabash-Valley-Farms-Popcorn-Salt/dp/B00017LF24


http://www.amazon.com/Real-Theater-Popcorn-Popping-Oil/dp/B00017L1UA

Delano
10-27-2009, 09:52 PM
Popcorn salt has anti-caking agents and I NEED TO BE CAKN PATNA.

Silock
10-27-2009, 09:59 PM
I've been using peanut oil for my popcorn for years. It's superior to every other oil simply because of the aroma. Never smelled better popcorn. I also don't use popcorn salt. I use "lite" salt (50% potassium chloride). Works just as well.

SLAG
10-27-2009, 10:07 PM
Trails End FTW

Silock
10-27-2009, 10:10 PM
Brand of popcorn doesn't really matter. It's all about the preparation. I use generic HyVee kernels and it's still the best popcorn I've ever had.

Fire Me Boy!
10-27-2009, 10:10 PM
I've been using peanut oil for my popcorn for years. It's superior to every other oil simply because of the aroma. Never smelled better popcorn. I also don't use popcorn salt. I use "lite" salt (50% potassium chloride). Works just as well.

If you haven't used coconut oil, it's the best for aroma.

Silock
10-27-2009, 10:12 PM
If you haven't used coconut oil, it's the best for aroma.

I have, and it's not, IMO. I mean, it doesn't smell bad or anything, but it doesn't really smell like popcorn should.

Just Passin' By
10-27-2009, 10:14 PM
If you haven't used coconut oil, it's the best for aroma.

Coconut oil is the best. It's what they used to use in movie theaters until the health scares for various foods hit and they changed over to crappier oils.

I use the coconut oil in the professional-style popcorn machine I bought for my home. I add real butter, a sprinkle of salt, and some pepper on occasion.

KcFanInGA
10-27-2009, 10:30 PM
Damned. I'm actually ashamed to say this now, but I have been using microwave popcorn. I need to try some of this stuff here though. I have been missing out apparently. Orville Redenbacher was in me last week. Was he in you?

Fire Me Boy!
10-27-2009, 10:54 PM
I have, and it's not, IMO. I mean, it doesn't smell bad or anything, but it doesn't really smell like popcorn should.

Oh man, I totally disagree. I think coconut oil gives popcorn that real, professionally made smell. Like Just Passin' By said, it's what the theaters used to use before the health factor came into play.

To each his own, but I think coconut oil knocks popcorn out of the park.

Fire Me Boy!
10-27-2009, 10:55 PM
Ever tried making it in cast iron? [/Fire Me Boy!]

Jenson71
10-27-2009, 10:59 PM
Damned. I'm actually ashamed to say this now, but I have been using microwave popcorn. I need to try some of this stuff here though. I have been missing out apparently. Orville Redenbacher was in me last week. Was he in you?

Pretty soon teh cancer will be in you.

Saccopoo
10-28-2009, 12:12 AM
Don't make it any harder than it should be.

If you like popcorn and don't own one of these, you fail.:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/4153Z0G472L.jpg

Count Alex's Losses
10-28-2009, 12:31 AM
I don't understand how people can pop corn on a stove.

What a pain in the fucking ass! I can't even get the butter distributed evenly.

Orville Redenbacher tender white tastes great.

Jenson71
10-28-2009, 12:36 AM
I don't understand how people can pop corn on a stove.

What a pain in the ****ing ass! I can't even get the butter distributed evenly.

That's why you use the liquid oil.

Great Expectations
10-28-2009, 08:37 AM
Don't make it any harder than it should be.

If you like popcorn and don't own one of these, you fail.:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/4153Z0G472L.jpg

I have that but this is easier to use and tastes better.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31EFVFbIpLL._AA280_.jpg

Saggysack
10-28-2009, 08:43 AM
I've been all over the world more times than I can count and have had popcorn in many forms, from many locales, and they all suck. Peanut or coconut oil it doesn't matter.

The only thing keeping the popcorn industry alive is the movie theaters and women in the workplace who are on their 23rd diet of the year in the 25th week of the year.

ArrowheadHawk
10-28-2009, 08:45 AM
I've been all over the world more times than I can count and have had popcorn in many forms, from many locales, and they all suck. Peanut or coconut oil it doesn't matter.

The only thing keeping the popcorn industry alive is the movie theaters and women in the workplace who are on their 23rd diet of the year in the 25th week of the year.

Hater.

Demonpenz
10-28-2009, 08:48 AM
popcorn is good for diets when you want to keep on weight but not feel full

Fire Me Boy!
10-28-2009, 08:49 AM
I've been all over the world more times than I can count and have had popcorn in many forms, from many locales, and they all suck. Peanut or coconut oil it doesn't matter.

The only thing keeping the popcorn industry alive is the movie theaters and women in the workplace who are on their 23rd diet of the year in the 25th week of the year.

One would wonder two things.... why would someone who obviously doesn't like popcorn have popcorn in many forms, from many locales? And why would such a person enter a thread on an internet forum about popcorn?

Saggysack
10-28-2009, 08:52 AM
Hater.


That's not such a bad thing in this case.

Saggysack
10-28-2009, 08:53 AM
One would wonder two things.... why would someone who obviously doesn't like popcorn have popcorn in many forms, from many locales? And why would such a person enter a thread on an internet forum about popcorn?

Because I like to be tortured in many ways. I am a Chiefs fans and that still isn't enough torture. Popcorn fills the gaps.

Silock
10-28-2009, 08:58 AM
Oh man, I totally disagree. I think coconut oil gives popcorn that real, professionally made smell. Like Just Passin' By said, it's what the theaters used to use before the health factor came into play.

To each his own, but I think coconut oil knocks popcorn out of the park.

Peanut oil reminds me of carnivals. I like the kind of roasted peanut aroma it adds. Just a personal preference. I think movie theater popcorn doesn't smell that great.

Silock
10-28-2009, 08:59 AM
I have that but this is easier to use and tastes better.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31EFVFbIpLL._AA280_.jpg

I have that one, too. The only thing I don't like is the bottom pan is a bitch to keep clean.

Otter
10-28-2009, 09:02 AM
On what level is peanut oil healthier than coconut oil?

Silock
10-28-2009, 09:11 AM
On what level is peanut oil healthier than coconut oil?

It's not. Coconut oil is the healthiest oil there is. Peanut oil is very healthy, too, just not as much.

ArrowheadHawk
10-28-2009, 09:12 AM
It's not. Coconut oil is the healthiest oil there is. Peanut oil is very healthy, too, just not as much.

Healthy and oil don't go in the same sentence.

Baby Lee
10-28-2009, 09:16 AM
popcorn is good for diets when you want to keep on weight but not feel full

Popcorn + Hot Sauce = 65 pounds off so far.

Great Expectations
10-28-2009, 09:22 AM
I have that one, too. The only thing I don't like is the bottom pan is a bitch to keep clean.

I treat it like a cast iron skillet. I just wipe it down w/ hot water and a paper towel, then pretend that the remaining debris is adding to the flavor and not harmful.

Oil, salt, and popcorn are all that goes on it. I don't think it has to be cleaned that well to be safe. Also, the professional popcorn makers never have the container that the oil goes in cleaned.

Silock
10-28-2009, 09:52 AM
Healthy and oil don't go in the same sentence.

I hope that's a joke.

Fairplay
10-28-2009, 10:14 AM
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Delano
10-28-2009, 01:49 PM
Don't make it any harder than it should be.

If you like popcorn and don't own one of these, you fail.:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/4153Z0G472L.jpg

I had one of those but the gear mechanism broke after a year. Do you know of any higher quality models?

Popcorn + Hot Sauce = 65 pounds off so far.

:clap:

Saccopoo
10-28-2009, 01:51 PM
I had one of those but the gear mechanism broke after a year. Do you know of any higher quality models?
:clap:

I've had mine for 13 years and use it about three times a week.

Maybe you just got a lemon.

KCUnited
10-28-2009, 01:54 PM
I also like M&M's with my popcorn.
As a kid we would have popcorn cake. It was popcorn mixed with that jarred marshmellow stuff, peanuts, and M&Ms. Moms put it in an angel food cake pan and let it set up. Could cut it like a piece of cake. It was good as a kid.

alpha_omega
10-28-2009, 01:59 PM
Popcorn sucks...that is all.

Delano
10-28-2009, 01:59 PM
I've had mine for 13 years and use it about three times a week.

Maybe you just got a lemon.

Perhaps the newer models are of lesser quailty. I see they have a few different models, so maybe I'll give the Whirley-Pop another try per your recommendation.

Saccopoo
10-28-2009, 04:25 PM
Healthy and oil don't go in the same sentence.

Per the Mayo Clinic's website:

When choosing fats, olive oil is a healthy choice. Olive oil contains monounsaturated fat, a healthier type of fat that can lower your risk of heart disease by reducing the total and low-density lipoprotein (LDL, or "bad") cholesterol levels in your blood.

In contrast, saturated and trans fats such as butter, animal fats, tropical oils and partially hydrogenated oils increase your risk of heart disease by increasing your total and LDL cholesterol levels.

According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), consuming about 2 tablespoons (23 grams) of olive oil a day may reduce your risk of heart disease. You can get the most benefit by substituting olive oil for saturated fats rather than just adding more olive oil to your diet.

All types of olive oil contain monounsaturated fat, but "extra-virgin" or "virgin" olive oils are the least processed forms, so they're the most heart healthy. Those types contain the highest levels of polyphenols, a powerful antioxidant that also can promote heart health.

Silock
10-28-2009, 05:28 PM
Saturated fat in coconut oil is EXTREMELY healthy.

http://drbganimalpharm.blogspot.com/

Pink Paradise 2010
10-29-2009, 09:01 AM
wow never thought that i would see a thread like this :) lol

ArrowheadHawk
10-29-2009, 09:04 AM
Per the Mayo Clinic's website:

Saturated fat in coconut oil is EXTREMELY healthy.

http://drbganimalpharm.blogspot.com/

So I should fill my deep fat fryer with those oils and I'm healthy as can be? I think not.

mlyonsd
10-29-2009, 10:43 AM
My Grandpa used to cook it on the stove in a cast iron skillet.

Using bacon grease instead of oil.

Of course it rocked.

Silock
10-29-2009, 10:52 AM
So I should fill my deep fat fryer with those oils and I'm healthy as can be? I think not.

Then you think wrong. Fat is not unhealthy.

Great Expectations
10-29-2009, 10:57 AM
I use Canola Oil to pop the corn and then olive oil, sea salt, garlic powder, and a little cracked black pepper to season it.

GoTrav
10-29-2009, 11:56 AM
get yourself a whirly pop

http://popcornpopper.com/24000.html

LaChapelle
10-29-2009, 12:12 PM
I wonder if they to keep LJ on the roster if Haley will pop a corn in LJ's ass?
Of course he would have to take off a golf shoe first.

Delano
10-29-2009, 12:15 PM
I use Canola Oil to pop the corn and then olive oil, sea salt, garlic powder, and a little cracked black pepper to season it.

http://www.delriomedia.com/questions/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/rong-300x123.png

Rukdafaidas
11-18-2009, 07:44 AM
Trails End FTW

If there's anyone interested in getting some Trails End popcorn, my son is a cub scout and they're currently having their Trails End popcorn sales drive.
I know we're really not supposed to post things like this, but hey, it's for a good cause.
I believe 70% of all sales proceeds go to support his pack.
Here's a link to purchase directly from Trails End and he and his pack get credit for the sales through this link. The sales drive ends this Sunday, November 22nd. Be sure you're sitting down, Trails End is very proud of their popcorn and they have priced it accordingly.:)

http://www.trails-end.com/estore/scouts/email_referral.jsp?id=4866621

Thanks,
Ruk