Sunday, November 18, 2012
Yesterday I found milk to be very interesting, today it is popcorn.
I had a yen for popcorn around 4pm, my "bad" time of day. I do not like air popped or microwave, but like the old fashioned popped in oil stuff.
On my shelf I found two types of popcorn in identical looking containers, one is Safeway, called "Corn to be Wild", the other is Orville Redenbacher's original, costing twice as much.
For fun, I decided to pop both of them for comparison, experimental purposes only!!!
I used a wide frying pan for one, and a 3 quart saucepan for the other. It was amazing to me how different the directions were.
Orville said 1/2 cup corn and 3 T oil, and put it in all together with heat on medium. No pre-heating.
Safeway said 1/3 cup corn and 2-3 T oil, but heat oil first until one kernel pops and then put the rest in.
In this case, Safeway won out, Redenbacher had quite a few unpopped kernels. Possibly it was the use of the frying pan. To be exact, I should have used the same type of pan.
The calories are about 140. Not bad, but then there is the butter. Did you know one Tablespoon of butter on 6 cups of popped popcorn really does not go very far???