Movie Theater Popcorn (at home!)

Movie Theater Popcorn  made at home has  all the buttery flavor of your favorite film  fest fun snack right from your kitchen.
Movie Theater Popcorn

Movie Theater Popcorn

By  Sue  Lau | Palatable Pastime

Movie theater popcorn is my recipe of the day with the blogging  group From Our Dinner Table.  We blog weekly  on a variety of food topics, sharing  our best recipes for those.

Popcorn is this week’s topic. I decided to share my secret recipe for making  movie theater popcorn at home. With all the  staying  home and binge watching  movies during Covid, this is perfect for  me.

One of my favorite  things about  the  cinema is having a nice big tub of popcorn to pig out on while watching my favorite flicks.

Movie Theater Popcorn

The secret to all that  movie theater flavor is mostly in the  products you  use. There is a type of salt known as  Flavacol that is used at the theaters. But you can buy it online  to use at  home. And it is a much finer grind of salt and comes with that signature butter flavor. Amazon sells it.

If you spring  for the  box you might want to share some  with family and friends and have them chip in on the cost. It is just a  regular carton. But at half  teaspoon per batch, one box might feel like a lifetime supply.

More Than  One Ingredient

The  butter flavor oil is one I bought with the Flavacol on  Amazon. And it is called “At  the  Movies Popcorn”  Butter Flavored Popcorn Topping.  This is the  “butter” that a theater  will hose your box of  popcorn with. It’s essentially butter flavored soybean oil.

You  can get other brands of the oil/topping in any supermarket on the top shelf  near  the microwave popcorn. I think Reddenbachers has  a brand of it.

But do not skimp and use something  like “Butter Buds” or butter flavored salt  that isn’t the Flavacol brand. It has the aroma and flavor you will be looking  for and is formulated exactly for popcorn. And not really  expensive at  all.

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Movie Theater  Popcorn

Movie Theater Popcorn

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Snacks
Cuisine American
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

For the Popcorn:

  • 1/2 cup uncooked popcorn kernels
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons buttery flavored popcorn oil

For the Drizzle:

  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon buttery flavored popcorn oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Flavacol butter salt

Instructions
 

  • Heat oils in a large kettle until hot then add popcorn and cover.
  • Reduce heat and cook, shaking kettle from time to time, until popcorn finishes popping.
  • Pour popcorn into a mixing bowl.
  • Stir together the melted butter with the drizzle oil and toss with popcorn.
  • Sprinkle with Flavacol salt and toss again.
  • Serve hot.

Notes

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