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Daddy's Popcorn

John Gawecki

"You will never go back microwave popcorn after trying this range-top recipe. It is made with oil, margarine, and seasoned salt."
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7 m servings 285 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Calories:
  • 285 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 22.8 g
  • 35%
  • Carbs:
  • 18.7g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 209 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Start by cutting a paper grocery sack in half. This will serve as a makeshift serving bowl and it will absorb excess oil.
  2. In a 2 quart pot, combine the oil, margarine and popcorn. Set over high heat, and constantly shake the pan back and forth. After the first kernel of corn pops, place the lid on the pot, and continue shaking. When the popcorn starts to lift the lid up off the pan, remove it from the heat, and hold it over the paper bag until it stops popping.
  3. Pour into the paper sack and season with half of the seasoned salt. Shake the paper sack to distribute the salt. Taste before adding more so you don't make it too salty. You can always add more salt.

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Hi, I posted this recipe. I just wanted to let you know the ingredients I use because reviewer "Annie" gave me 1 star because she is having troubles getting it right. I start by buying the bes...

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lmao, us indians have been doing this for years. I thought it was something new, but it's not, lol.

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Hi, I posted this recipe. I just wanted to let you know the ingredients I use because reviewer "Annie" gave me 1 star because she is having troubles getting it right. I start by buying the bes...

Soooooo easy and delicious, no need to microwave ever again! But! Note that this popcorn can be made really successfully using the same method but with only 1 T of canola oil and 1 T of margar...

Believe it or not there is a trick to this for those who are afraid of burning the popcorn. Only add 3 kernels to the oil first and when all 3 pop then add the rest of the unpopped kernels. M...

This was absolutely delicious! The oil and butter combine to make a perfectly seasoned snack without being greasy. We used to make air-popped popcorn and drizzle on melted butter -- tasty but gr...

Try adding the salt in with the oil, margarine and popcorn before popping. This is how we do it and it's popcorn is the best!!!

This reminds me of the popcorn we used to take to the drive in when I was a kid. Good to have once again to have my kids experiance it, too. We had a movie night, popped this popcorn and camp...

Great recipe-I have made this recipe for years, since I was a kid. The only addition I have made is shaking parmesan cheese on it as well (use less salt) - delicious!

Delicious! Used butter in place of margarine. My mom and dad couldn't stop eating it and kept saying "This is the best!!!"

I've made this recipe a few times now, and it's really easy and tasty! I would DEFINTELY recommend reducing the salt. It's way too salty as is, but this is just a personal preference. Also, I...