How to Pop Popcorn
Things You’ll Need:
- 4-quart Pan With Lid
- melted butter
- popcorn kernels
- vegetable oil
Step1Coat the bottom of a 4-quart pan with a few tbsps. vegetable oil.
Step2Add 1/2 cup popcorn kernels.
Step4Turn stovetop burner to medium or medium-high heat.
Step5Let kernels cook, shaking occasionally to prevent burning.
Step6When the popping slows to 3 to 5 seconds between pops, remove pan from burner.
Step7Allow to cool a minute or two.
Step8Pour popcorn into a bowl and add salt or melted butter to taste.
[Someone noted in the comments on this article that vegetable oil catches fire easily. That person recommended coconut oil - what was used it the SmallNotebook.org video - or canola or peanut oil.]
I haven't tried this yet, but it doesn't look too difficult. We bought a bunch of popcorn kernels at Costco a while back thinking they'd be good to have in food storage, but we had no idea how we'd prepare the popcorn (yeah, genius, isn't it?). Anyway, I'm gonna dig that bag out and give it a try!