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Home Cooking Popcorn


Bada Bing | | Nov 22, 2013 12:27 PM

My teenage son has asked me to buy some bags of microwave popcorn. I generally make our own at home through various stovetop methods or with this microwave product which uses regular kernels:

I am pretty sure that my son actually LIKES what I dislike about prepackaged microwave popcorns: the intensity of salt and fake butter flavor. Cooks Illustrated's taste test insists that fresh popped corn triumphs over all packaged microwave bags, but they do recommend two such bags with reservations:

Orville Redenbacher’s Gourmet Popping Corn Natural Butter Flavor
Pop-Secret Premium Popcorn Butter Flavor

What I'm wondering: by what means might I satisfy his cravings at least a little better without resorting to the processed products with unpronounceable ingredients and artificial butter?

I did buy some coconut popcorn oil at an Amish store but found it a bit odd in its melting properties and taste.

Maybe just use more salt with an oil/butter mix?

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