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How do you make popcorn with butter?

Last Updated: 10th January, 2020

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Melt 1-2 tablespoons of butter (more if you're a butter-head). Fill a clean paper lunch bag half-way with your popped popcorn. Drizzle your melted butter along the sides of the half-filled bag, fold over the top, and shake vigorously for at least 30 seconds.

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Considering this, can you use butter instead of oil for popcorn?

Answer: Butter-Pop in a Pan Make your popcorn in a pot instead of using a microwave. (It's easy, and cheap). And instead of using oil as most recipes require, go with melted butter.

Furthermore, how do you add butter to air popped popcorn? Drizzle that clarified butter into a large pot then add a half-cup of unpopped popcorn. Put a lid on it, and heat over medium-high heat until your popcorn begins to pop. In less than five minutes, you'll have a batch of buttery butter-popped butteriness without a single bit of soggy.

In this regard, can you put regular butter on popcorn?

Clarified butter is the best bet for coating your kernels. Regular butter contains water and milk solids, which lead to a soggy snack. Clarified butter gives you a clean, rich, buttery flavor. I like to pour half of the butter, toss, and then pour the remaining half so that you get more even coverage.

What can I put on popcorn instead of butter?

Usually, this takes the form of olive oil or melted butter (1/3 to 1/2 cup for that whole bowl), but you can also substitute your favorites, like coconut oil, toasted sesame oil, or ghee.

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Can you put butter in a popcorn maker?

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How do you add salt to air popped popcorn?

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