Just for fun, popcorn!
I got a new ‘hot air’ popcorn popper. I did use the bagged pop corn, for microwave popping. For medical reasons, I try to avoid salt, oil, butter, and all the goodies that most of us are accustomed to eating. I still have a few bags of the microwave kind but I got a bag of yellow, plain, old-fashioned popcorn——with NOTHING added to it to use in the new popper.
I was anxious to use the popper but a bit concerned about how it would actually work, if it would really pop the corn, if it would hit the bowl and not go all over the room, floor and all. LOL I read the instructions that I needed a 4 quart bowl so I found a corning casserole dish that I thought would work and it was a 4 quart.
I measured the popcorn in the little measuring cup that’s included with the popper, poured it into the popping well, plugged the popper in. Next thing I knew, kernels of corn were coming out of the popper and were getting into the bowl——BUT—-they did not pop.(*photo of that). My heart sank a bit but I waited and in just a very few seconds, I saw the popped kernels rising up the popping well and filling the see-through lid AND going into the bowl. LOL
There were probably 10 unpopped kernels in all, which is not bad. Probably about 6 kernels DID pop out of the bowl (bounced out, etc) which is NOT BAD at all. I really enjoyed having popcorn for a snack without the added ingredients salt and oil. I did sprinkle with a very small amount of grated, Parmesan cheese and cinnamon.
*I used a Presto Hot Air Popper
*I do this blog for my own medical food diary so that I can see what I really did eat, etc. I realize my methods of cooking or choice of food may not be suitable for everyone.
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