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#1 of 9 Old 10-27-2011, 08:24 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I need to make some popcorn for ds's school party tomorrow.  I was planning on just picking up some popped popcorn, but low and behold, the grocery store had none.  Ack!  So I'm popping.  But I'm not sure how to dress it.  If I was making it for us, I'd do butter and salt, but my plan is to make the popcorn tonight and bring it in tomorrow.  If I put butter on it, will it be gross tomorrow?  I'm thinking I won't refrigerate it...  What do ya think?  If I don't do butter, I don't think the salt will stick.


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I would butter and salt it before you go tomorrow. Jusr melt some butter and mix it in at the last minute, it should take less than a minute.

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Butter and salt tomorrow, don't refrigerate, don't use plastic bags use paper, enjoy!


 
 

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I did popcorn for movie night at my kids school a few weeks ago. 200 children!

 

I popped the corn in the afternoon and left it plain, then at the school we served it into little bowls and sprinkled a little sugar on top. The sugar didn't stick but a lot of the other parents were convinced the kids wouldn't eat it plain so....

 

Anyway all the popcorn disappeared and we got lots of requests for seconds so I think plain popcorn went down just fine.

 

FWIW we did not want to  use melted butter as we knew of kids with milk allergies, otherwise I would have added a little to make the topping stick.

 

Also when doing a large batch I find it easier to serve and then add the toppings, it's pretty difficult to make sure all the popcorn gets coated if there is too much of it.

 

 

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How are you popping the corn? I always do stove top with a little oil, salt, spices etc. Always tastes fine the next day.


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yeah!  what texmati says, i remember my vegan days and using lots of olive oil on the stove top to pop it and it was great-- and the next day too.  maybe just either forgo butter or melt butter right beforehand in the microwave to pour on somehow?


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We like topping popcorn with butter, salt, pepper, and nutritional/brewers yeast.


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I'm a little late, but if we are talking popcorn toppings:

 

orange zest and grated bittersweet chocolate

lime juice and chili powder

brewer's yeast anf bragg's aminos

maple syrup "caramel"

honey and chopped almonds

molasses or brown sugar and cinnamon

 

umm, yeah.. I love popcorn


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Best popcorn ever (indian spices):

 

heat oil +3 kernals

once they pop, add turmeric, asofetida (trust me) and salt to the pot along with the rest of the kernals.

near the end of the popping add sugar and chili powder.

 

enjoy!


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