Originally Posted by Jawhn
Quote:Originally Posted by GoofyJeff
I don't know about the portion packs... but in my Whirley-Pop I use
1/2 cup corn
1-2 Tablespoons butter flavored Coconut Oil
1 Tablespoon Flavacol
Drizzle with butter flavor topping if desired, warmed up in a plastic mustard bottle used in baby bottle warmer.
Everyone I've made it for loves it, so much so that I've dubbed it my "Better Than the Movie Theater" popcorn.
PS: Sorry I have been away from the forums. I became jobless on August 31st and am not able to get unemployment.
I tried this mix for some guests last night. Everyone, including me, thought it was WAY to salty. It did have a nice color.
One thing you'll see is everyone has a slight variation on the main theme. Basic idea is either 3:1 or 4:1 kernels to oil, then salt varies depending on who you talk to. For when I'm not using pre-packs, I go with:
1/3 cup corn
2.5-3 tablespoons Coconut Oil
1 Teaspoon Flavacol
When I was first working on it, I tried a tablespoon of Flavacol instead and like you it was too salty for my tastes.
In the popper (I have a GN 8oz) I'll add the oil and about 3 kernels. Wait for them to pop, then add the salt and wait for the stirrer to make a couple rounds to spread it, then the kernels. Usually works pretty darn smoothly, very few old maids.
If I'm too lazy to clean the popper, or not in the theater, I use the same recipe on stovetop in a 4qt saucepan (with lid of course) with one extra step. Once the test kernels pop, I pull the pot off the heat, put the flavacol and kernels in, swirl it around for 30 seconds, then back to the heat and shake often. The 30 seconds helps the heat distribute to the kernels a bit and I end up with almost zero old maids doing that.