Popcorn Toppings

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  1. pete

    pete Moderator Staff Member

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    I love popcorn!! Growing up we had popcorn at least once a week, usually on Sunday night as we watched Disney.  Back then we rarely topped our popcorn with butter.  That's because we popped it in bacon grease (bacon grease was the oil of choice for just about everything back then) so it didn't need the added flavor.  We also used to make caramel corn (or Cracker Jack as my grandfather called it) on a regular basis.

    Nowadays, we usually make Kettle Corn instead of caramel corn, and drizzle our popcorn with butter as we don't keep much bacon fat in the house often, and usually I'm very happy with that.  A regular, lazy day dinner in our house is often sandwiches and popcorn. Occasionally, I like to try to add seasonings and flavors to our popcorn, although I am always happy with plain, ole buttered popcorn.  Parmesan, with various other seasonings, makes a regular showing as a topping, but the other week I found a new favorite-Spanish Smoked Paprika.  I stirred a scant tablespoon of the spice into a stick of melted butter and drizzled that over the popcorn and it was fantastic!!!  I'm thinking I might want to try adding some smoked paprika the next time I make kettle corn.  Could be interesting.  has anyone else tried smoked paprika on popcorn?  I was wondering if any of you have an offbeat topping that you sometimes  use on popcorn.  I'd love to hear it as I'm always on the look out new ways to flavor my popcorn.
     
  2. ed buchanan

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    I use potato chips(lo salt kind)
     
  3. pepper grind

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    Love chili infused sesame oil with tomato powder and pinch of sugar. Kind of like a hot sauce/ketchup thing, but without wetting down the popcorn too much. Fresh cilantro, parsley or dill finely distributed a bonus.
     
  4. mike9

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    Grated dried Parmesean tastes good.  The Joy of Cooking has three recipes for candied popcorn and the molasses one is my favorite.  
     
  5. koukouvagia

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    M&Ms
     
  6. salty dog

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    Chipotle powder

    or

    Dill weed
     
  7. cerise

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    Melted butter and Parmesan cheese would float my popcorn boat.

    Not so much a seasoning/topper, but a mix of popcorn, dried cranberries, salted mixed nuts and white and chocolate chips - served in Martini glasses for Movie or Oscar viewing.  If you have edible Gold powder, sprinkle it over the top.
     
  8. cerise

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    You've heard of Animal Crackers In My Soup?  Try cheddar/broccoli, beer/cheese or tomato soup topped with popcorn instead of croutons.  No Carb/Low Carb, yes?
     
  9. pete

    pete Moderator Staff Member

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    When I was a kid, my mom used to make Campbell's tomato soup (with milk not water) and we would toss popcorn into it as we ate it.  I still do this to this day, on the rare occasions that I make Campbell's tomato soup.
     
  10. cerise

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    Add some vodka.  It makes it a little more interesting.  lol
     
  11. mgm0

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    ramen flavoring powder or mac and cheese cheese powder for me.

    If you want it sweet crumbled reese's are great.

    Otherwise you could try garlic butter. with some rosemary salt and pistachio powder.