Originally Posted by ohyeah32
That's something many of us would like to learn.
I guess that's one part of the movie going experience that is missing at home.
Here's the answer:
1) Pop your favorite kernels in Paragon Coconut Popping Oil with Flavacol popcorn salt added. For 6 ounces of dry popcorn kernels, use 2 ounces of coconut oil and 1/2 teaspoon of flavored salt. The corn is popped in the usual way, except the coconut oil / flavored salt mixture is used instead of vegetable oil. The salt can be mixed into the oil after the oil is melted, before popping. Do not use oil in a hot air popper without first having the fire department on scene.
2) Use clarified butter or other moisture free buttery popcorn topping to coat the popcorn, 3 tablespoons clarified butter to 6ozs of dry popcorn. If ordinary butter is used without clarifying, soggy popcorn results. You can make your own clarified butter by following directions on the internet. This needs to be a liquid before it's applied. The goal is to coat the popped corn, not have it soak in.
Clarified butter is also called Ghee. Various products are available. For popcorn there is O'Dell's original popcorn butter.
The least healthy toppings are those from margarine or that have trans-fat.
A Whirley-Pop Stovetop hand-cranked popper is good, or a machine with a electric stirrer. I've seen an aluminum handcranked popper melt when left unattended on the high burner, so watch out.
The coconut oil, flavored salt, and butter/topping (coating) amounts shown can be tuned to match the calibration of your monitor.
Those attempting to use RealD passive 3D glasses from the theater with an active 3D set may need considerable changes to the amounts shown