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June 17, 2012 1:51 PM
Yes I know it sounds like a stupid question but I love popping my own popcorn but unless I'm putting butter on it I can't get the dry seasoning to stick to it? I put it on after - do I do it before? Do I have to use butter? What am I doing wrong?

No trolls please...I can't be doing with rude people.

I'm not a vegan anymore - I was when I joined MFP :)

Thanks for your help :)
June 17, 2012 1:53 PM
I'd like to know this too! :)
June 17, 2012 1:54 PM
I just put it in the bag and shake... i have no problem with it sticking long as I do it right after it's done...ohwell
June 17, 2012 1:55 PM
I use butter. It's kind of an art to use a half tablespoon of butter and pour it in a stream thin enough to last. Pour a little, toss, pour a little, toss until butter is gone. Then add the cheese.

You can also use butter flavored Pam but I don't like the junk in that. Butter is a few calories, but it's not all chemically.
June 17, 2012 1:55 PM
Try letting it steam in the bag a little to get some moisture on it.

We put Cholua powder on popcorn once and the crunching vaporized it and we both started coughing from spicy powder hitting our lungs. It was pretty funny. We never totally solved that problem.
June 17, 2012 1:55 PM
I use butter flavoured pam spray,low in calories and taste like butter
June 17, 2012 1:56 PM
Air popper or your more traditional heated oil protocol?
June 17, 2012 1:56 PM
How do you make your popcorn? I just buy the kernels and cook it in a little olive oil and as soon as it is done, I throw the seasoning in, put a lid on it, and shake shake shake. Seems to work fine for me
June 17, 2012 1:56 PM
I've gotten seasoning to stick using just a small amount of butter and tossing it well. I also bought an olive oil sprayer that I'm planning to try out soon, either with olive oil or canola.
June 17, 2012 1:57 PM
I pop my popcorn with olive oil. That gives it a little flavor and some healthy fats. If you need more flavor than that, I suspect that the olive oil would help the seasonings stick better, too. I got the idea from Trader Joe's, they have bags of olive oil popcorn and I thought it sounded worth a try; now I have a microwave popper from Target that lets you pop with whatever oil or lack thereof you choose. You could probably mix the seasoning in with the oil and add that before popping, that should leave it evenly distributed. Let me know if it works!
June 17, 2012 1:58 PM
what about using a little olive oil in an oil mister? you only need a tiny squirt, just enough to get the seasoning to stick....
June 17, 2012 2:00 PM

what about using a little olive oil in an oil mister? you only need a tiny squirt, just enough to get the seasoning to stick....

This is what I do and I use a Microwave popper.
Edited by Nanadena On June 17, 2012 2:01 PM
June 17, 2012 2:00 PM
with an air popper i kind of have to use a bit of butter. i'll have to give the spray a try

if i'm doing it on the stove i put the seasoning in the EVOO while it pops.
June 17, 2012 2:13 PM
Fab thanks for all your awesome ideas - I air pop mine in a oil or butter, no offence to anyone but I feel it defeats the object of having a low cal treat...for me anyway :-) I do like the taste plain but I always like to add a bit of flavour...I like the idea of letting it steam a bit in a bag...I have a big plastic container that I can shake it in...I leave it to cool first before I put the lid on so I'll try steaming it a little first then season.
June 17, 2012 2:13 PM
like hot sauce on mine:) sprinkle on top after it pops.

Also like parmesan cheese.

cinnamon with alittle sugar is good too.
June 17, 2012 2:14 PM
i spray it with olive oil cooking spray first.
June 17, 2012 2:17 PM
you will love this!!!! it has saved me when I want to snack and is just about the Tastiest most flavorful thing I ever put on popcorn. I buy Hidden Valley Ranch dry seasoning (down the dressing isle) it's in a packet.

one teaspoon is 10 cals
zero fat
low sodium

it's the best...your welcome in advance,,,lol
Edited by Darlingir On June 17, 2012 2:21 PM
June 17, 2012 2:18 PM
I was told to try soy sauce once as it's salty and is a liquid...
I tried it and personally didn't like it, as it was too strong and only the odd piece got some on it, but maybe if you had it in a diffuser spray bottle....?!
Just a thought!
June 17, 2012 2:34 PM
Spray olive oil on it with a Mr. Mister ( hand pump oil sprayer) then add your seasoning. The amount of oil is very light and not heavy on calories.wink
June 17, 2012 3:00 PM
I spray my popcorn with Parkay butter spray. 0 calories and the cayenne and chili powder that I douse my popcorn with wouldn't stick so well without it! I love my spicy popcorn :)


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