Stovetop Popcorn


We usually go the boring route when it comes to popcorn and just throw some plain kernels in a brown paper bag, fold the top over, and microwave it for a few minutes. And… it mostly tastes like Styrofoam. When we’re up for a little more work and a little more deliciousness, however, we whip up a batch of this goodness on the stove– basic but tasty! Our friends are used to sweet popcorn but are crossing over to the salty side little by little each movie night at our place! Easy crowd-pleaser!


3 Tablespoons oil

½ cup popcorn kernels

½ teaspoon salt (plus more for sprinkling if desired)

Directions and Notes:

1. Add the oil, 3 popcorn kernels, and ½ teaspoon of salt to a heavy-bottomed pan.

2. Heat the pan over medium-high heat. As soon as the first kernel pops, add the remaining kernels from the ½ cup measurement and cover the pot immediately. Give the pot a brief shake to coat the kernels with oil and then allow the popcorn to pop until the popping slows almost to a stop.

3. Remove the pot from the heat, pour the popcorn into a large bowl, add additional salt if desired, and enjoy!



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