Wednesday, April 6, 2011
So, this may not be a mind-blowing recipe like these or these, but it will change the way you eat a favorite movie-watching snack. I'm talkin' popcorn people! I have loved homemade, popped on the stove, popcorn with real butter and salt for a long time. In fact, I remember going to the drive-in (yes, you heard me) with my mom and dad and a brown paper bag full of the stuff. It was amazing! I'd wear my pj's and eat popcorn to my heart's content and then fall asleep before the second feature even started.
You can imagine my delight when I found popcorn kernals even more fantastic than Mr. Redenbacher's. I found them at the Mennonite market near my home town and let me tell you, there is no going back. They are much more fresh and tender than any other popcorn. The Market had a few different types (along with the most amazing whoopie pie): yellow, white, tiny, and lady finger. I bought the white and the tiny. The white, pops up just like any other popcorn, but it has a white hull and the tiny is just as it says, smaller than a normal kernal.
Let's not forget the most important tool when making popcorn...the Whirley Pop popcorn maker. I'm pretty sure I love my Whirley Pop more than any other kitchen tool in my cupboards. It makes delicious popcorn in about 3 minutes flat, no longer than that microwave stuff. I've had mine for 10+ years now and it's still going strong. So, if you love popcorn, run as fast as you can to get one. Oh, and you MUST use real butter and popcorn salt. There is just no other acceptable way.