Originally Posted by Distorted
Talk of McDonalds fries can't help but remind me of when they were truly wonderful before threatened boycotts by Vegans persuaded the decision makers of that organization to remove the injected beef fat, which distinguished them from the ordinary ones of their competition. Why Mickey D's would care what Vegans thought or why they would fear a boycott of a company Vegans wouldn't be caught dead in has always been a mystery to me.
Maybe the suits thought it is better to not fuel the start of a movement?
Originally Posted by Brian Conrad
My neighbors call these kitchens "galleys"
Interesting term, and kinda appropriate considering the history and geographic area in which you live.
The trick there is to use sweet creme butter which has more flavor. I often use ghee which is the Indian word for clarified butter and I find easier to just get at Indian grocers than make it myself.
I love popcorn and make it a variety of ways from a kettle with oil and also some of that ghee mixed in to a Nordic microwave popper and occasionally just a paper bag with about 1/4 cup of kernels. You can keep that bag closed with a staple which does not have enough mass to cause any sparking. With the Nordic you can add butter too before popping. The kettle popped is the best though. It is a fine science of getting just the right temperature and a good grade of popcorn.
Thanx for the expertise.