Popcorn is a variety of corn (maize) where the hard kernel explodes into an edible form when heated. Use this tag for questions about selecting, identifying, storing, preparing, replacing or cooking with popcorn as an ingredient. Questions about dishes which include popcorn, but are not focused on ...

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How do I butter popcorn without making it soggy?

I've tried buttering my popcorn in the past, and it always turns out inconsistent. A few pieces will be soaked with butter, and others have no butter on them at all. Perhaps there is a way to get the ...
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What is the best way to pop popcorn on the stove?

I have a kettle-corn popcorn recipe that I have to pop on the stove as I don't have a popcorn maker and I wouldn't want to add the sugar to the popcorn maker. This makes me wonder what the best way to ...
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Should I use my microwave's 'popcorn' button?

My microwave oven has a "POPCORN" button. Its manual reads: Touch this pad when popping popcorn in your microwave oven. The oven's sensor will tell the oven how long to cook depending on the ...
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How to make round popcorn?

In many high quality ready made popcorn, the popped grains are almost perfectly round, while home popped grains are the usual irregular shape. How is that lovely round shape achieved?
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How to make puffed/popped rice?

Is it possible to make puffed rice at home like the rice used in breakfast cereals? I have a hot air popcorn maker and have experimented with that with little success. I imagine the problem is to do ...
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How do I coat popcorn with flavor?

There are commercial flavored popcorn (i.e. BetterMade) that aren't topped with flavor but coated like a potato chip. How do I re-create that coating at home? Specifically, I'm a fan or the 'hot' ...
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How to make/preserve popcorn so that its taste and texture doesn't deteriorate within a day or two?

I really love popcorn and usually pop it on the stove and eat it right away. However I'd like to make it ahead to save for snacks at work. I tried this once before and the kernels got a bit stale ...
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How to make Movie Theatre like Popcorn?

Any specific brands? so far, I could not find any popcorn that tastes like popcorn at movies.
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Does the airflow pattern in a hot air popcorn popper matter? / What should I look for in a popper?

I'm interested in purchasing a hot-air popcorn popper. I grew up with a Wear-Ever Popcorn Pumper, which holds the unpopped corn in a metal cup with angled slots for air on the sides (so that the corn ...
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How do I get seasoning to stick to home-popped popcorn?

I've been popping my own corn and I want to season it with salt, but when I sprinkle it over the popcorn it just ends up at the bottom of the bowl without taking to the popcorn. How could I get the ...
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How to minimize the impact of unpopped kernels and kernel shards in popcorn?

I've always had a fear of eating popcorn. The idea of breaking my tooth on a popcorn kernel is terrifying, the thought of getting a kernel shard lodged between my teeth or gums makes me squeamish, and ...
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What's the minimum amount of oil for making popcorn?

My wife makes popcorn by adding the corn to a pan, then tilt the pan and add oil until the popcorn is just covered. This seems to be a lot of oil. Does anybody know how to make popcorn with less oil?
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How can I get salt to stick better to buttered or oiled popcorn?

I make popcorn with butter or olive oil, but still when I add salt, especially kosher salt or coarse sea salt, it won't stick. Is there anything I can do to get it to adhere better?
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Flavoring popcorn without using fat

I have a popcorn machine that produces popcorn without using fat. It basically blows hot air over corn cores, and after 2 minutes they start popping. You're not supposed to add any flavoring agent ...
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Can you make popcorn in a pressure cooker?

Will the temperature become too high and will the popcorn burn? Can anything bad happen? Edit: Picture tells the tale. On the left, 5 minutes under pressure. On the right 3,5 minutes without ...
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Is there something wrong with the corn kernels that don't pop?

Usually, at the end of a bag of popcorn, or when you pop your own on the stove, there is a certain number of kernels left unpopped. Why is that? Is there something that changes in the kernels that ...
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Is there any way to revive popcorn that is making too many duds?

I've got some popcorn that I've had for a while, and when I try to pop it, a lot of the kernels remain unpopped. Is there anything I can do to revive it, or does it go in the compost?
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Did I poison myself by eating popcorn made in a steel pot with olive oil?

I made popcorn by putting a layer of olive oil at the bottom of a steel pot, putting in the kernels and cooking it on high heat for a minute or so. When it started popping, I noticed that smoke with ...
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How do you make popcorn with “indian corn”

I bought a couple ears of this corn at the farmers market and the woman at the stand said to throw it in the microwave. Does anybody know how long it should be in the microwave for?
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Where can I buy corn kernel for making popcorn?

I want to home make popcorn by myself. Watching some video on youtube, I saw they are using a kind of kernel of corn. Are they different to what we eat normal corn? It seems that they are much ...
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How Is Microwave Popcorn Flavoured?

I want to make brown paper bags of popcorn kernels and flavouring to give as gifts, but i can't seen to get the popcorn flavouring to stick to the unpopped kernels. How do companies that sell ...
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What, other than popcorn, can be made in a popcorn maker?

What can successfully be made using a popcorn maker, other than the various kinds of popping corn? I've tried pumpkin seeds and, while they didn't pop, they did become toasted and actually quite ...
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Make microwave popcorn in the oven

Have anyone tried making microwave popcorn in a oven? What temperature is preferred? For about how long does it have to be in? I know I could just rip the bag and pop it a pot but if it's possible to ...
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What quick Thanksgiving treats can I make? [closed]

I don't have much cooking experience, and I want to contribute to our Thanksgiving dinner. I've just popped some popcorn but don't know what to do now. Anyways, I need some simple 5-30 minute snacks ...
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Would ground “popcorn meal” differ from regular corn meal?

Purely a theoretical question I'm afraid - I haven't experimented (yet). If you take popped popcorn and grind it to a flour, would the result be similar to cornmeal? One difference, I imagine, is that ...
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Exotic pop corn receipe [closed]

I was wondering if there was an exotic pop corn receipe, something different that you find on theaters and circus. Does anyone know any receipe?
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Cooked corn kernels, but not from corn cob [duplicate]

In making a Mexican Polenta casserole, I need cooked corn kernels. Is is it possible to make this from the same stuff I would use to make popcorn? (Not the ones that come in microwaveable bags, just ...