Popcorn--Microwave or Popper? - The Horse Forum

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post #1 of 16 Old 02-16-2011, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
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Popcorn--Microwave or Popper?

What is your preference....air popper or microwave popcorn?

If you used an air popper (microwave popcorn), why did you change to microwave popcorn (air popper)?

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post #2 of 16 Old 02-16-2011, 02:51 PM
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Microwawe! Easy & tasty.

I haven't tasted other popcorns tho .

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Air popped
No Chemicals! Just corn kernels, butter, and salt
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Air popper hands down with loads of butter and salt. Takes longer but I think more yummy!
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Air Popper here too!! LOVE my air popper!

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post #6 of 16 Old 02-16-2011, 06:12 PM
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Salted popcorn made in a pot on the stove with a bit of oil is the yummiest!
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post #7 of 16 Old 02-16-2011, 06:13 PM
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Air popper! You know what's even better? One of those that you put on your stove and crank the handle. It's by far the best popcorn I've ever had!

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post #8 of 16 Old 02-17-2011, 08:39 AM Thread Starter
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Matt and I havent bought any microwave popcorn lately because we can't decide on if we should get an air popper.

It would be a lot nice to be able to control the butter and salt on it.

Thanks ladies!

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post #9 of 16 Old 02-17-2011, 11:22 AM
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Velvet... get a bag of popcorn kernels and try making it on the stove.

You don't need any special poppers or doohickeys, just a metal pot with a lid. Pour about 3 TBSP oil into the pot (I personally use slightly less then 2 and use Olive Oil as I like the taste and for health reasons) and 1/3 cup kernels into the pot. Put the lid on and shake or rock the pot over a medium heat until the popping slows.

Gas stoves are the best, you literally rock the pot up and down on the burner the entire time. I have a crappy electric, so I gently shake the pot for a few secs, then rock for a few secs, than repeat.

It's a really cheap way to see if you'll enjoy air popped as all you need to buy is the popcorn kernels.
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post #10 of 16 Old 02-17-2011, 12:07 PM
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I like microwaved just for the easy factor. However, you don't have to use those microwave packet things. You can just stick some popcorn in a paper bag and microwave it until it stops popping, then pour the popcorn into a bowl and add your butter/salt/cheese/whatever. I've done this a few times and it works out great!

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