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simple pleasure

On Wed, Nov 7 2007, in Leroy, by Leroy Leese

i enjoy microwave popcorn. its one of those things that gets done pretty well in the microwave. but what i have really been enjoying the past year or so is making popcorn over the fire. at first, i had to do it over an electric burner (not cool) but now I do it over my propane burner outside and its great. here is the recipe:

a. constantly move the bowl
b. put 3 tablespoons of oil in a steel bowl
c. constantly agitate the bowl
d. add 1/2 cup of corn kernels and cover bowl with aluminum foil (no holes)
e. constantly stir the bowl
f. using tongs, hold the bowl over an open flame and make sure you
g. CONSTANTLY shake the bowl…
…if not, you will end up with burned kernels.

when all the kernels have popped (within about 3 minutes) apply popcorn salt (or use crushed kosher salt or pickling salt).

Its ready to eat and its delicious!!


3 Responses to simple pleasure

  1. Andy says:

    No no no! The best way to do it is to salt it *before* it pops, using the finest grain salt you have available. Pickling salt is supposedly best, but table salt works great. If you salt it before it pops, you get even salt distribution and no mess. You can butter it then too if you go with the butter at all.

  2. Leroy says:

    i like your theories – but when i tried salting before hand, all i got was salt pasted to the side of the bowl, stuck in the oil. I am willing to try again though, with a smaller grain salt. Will let you know how it turns out 🙂

  3. Andy says:

    Huh. We didn’t have any problems here. I will ask mom about the specifics.