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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Popcorn in cast iron

I think I have popcorn wired now. The problem was that the residual oil is ugly and hard (and annoying) to clean, especially if it's a pot you like. So went with a cast iron dutch oven that is solely used for popcorn. Cast iron loves to have more and more oil 'baked' in to it. 

Popcorn:
Heat a cast iron pan dry, med-high heat, till it begins to lightly smoke
Add 2-4 T coconut or peanut oil
Add 1/3 to 1/2 c popcorn, shake to cover the kernels with oil
Cover with a glass/pyrex lid
Pop, about 3-5 min, watch through the lid, listen for a longer gap between pops
When the pan is cool, wipe out the detritus, don't ever wash it with soap.
serves 1-2

2 comments:

  1. Interesting! So what was different about the time that you came over to our house and burned the pot and incinerated the popcorn?

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  2. ummm, yours wasn't cast iron. plus that was when i was a popcorn pretender, only *now* do i have it wired.

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