Making popcorn is truly what I love to do. It’s all of the creative elements i’m passionate about rolled into one and I get to enjoy the rewards immediately…
You know people come into the store a lot asking how to make popcorn at home. Generally, you would think that a store that operates on proprietary information, equipment and ingredients wouldn’t just lay it out there! Would you? The answer is, our secrets aren’t really secrets. And to be really honest they are about as secret as me adding a little french vanilla creamer to my rolled oats or a little cream cheese to my favorite mashed potatoes.
So here the deal….whatever you like to do is the right answer.
So next time you whip up your favorite style of popcorn at home focus on these three things;
The best popcorn is either a complete accident or just well planned and executed.
Let’s talk about ratios – Don’t add to much of anything when your making it at home. I focus on even number ratios. Can you make 2 cups of popcorn with 1/2 cup of oil???? Well yes! Will it taste different if I use 1 full cup….Well, Yes! So whats the best rule of thumb? If you can’t decide, you can never go wrong with a 2-1 ratio. 1 cup of corn to 1/2 of cup of oil.
Heat and movement – The hotter you pop popcorn the more volatile it is. Kind of the way I like it. But that’s not how the movies do it. So the higher heat, the quicker you will have to move it around. That’s it.
Ingredients: Just go with it. Throw every rule out the window. Add it all or add nothing at all. Drive that pink Suzuki Samurai with the top down and love it!
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thanks and enjoy!
(P.S. – I don’t proof read…. I feel it takes away from spontaneity and truthfulness. so if this thing is full of ammo for all you English majors) ;/
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