Perfect Stovetop Popcorn
This cooking method for Stovetop Popcorn is so easy, results in nearly every kernel popping and nothing burns, leaving you with a nice big bowl of beautiful popcorn!
vegetable or coconut oil
(yellow or white)
, to taste
Pour the oil into a large heavy bottom pot (with lid.) The oil should cover the bottom of the pot.
Warm the oil over medium-high heat.
Place 3 kernels in the oil, in the center of the pot; wait for the kernels to pop.
Once the kernels pop, remove them with a slotted spoon and discard, then add the 1/2 cup kernels, making sure they’re in an even layer.
Cover the pot and remove from the heat. Count to 30.
Return pot to the heat. (The popcorn will soon begin popping, and all at once.)
Once the popping is more intense, gently shake the pot back and forth over the burner, leaving a slight opening for steam to escape (which results in crispier popcorn.)
Once the popping settles down in between pops, remove the pan from the heat, remove the lid, and immediately pour the popcorn into a big bowl.
Sprinkle the hot popcorn with a little salt to taste (and drizzle with melted butter, if using) and enjoy!
Nutritional information given is an automatic calculation and can vary based on the exact products you use and any changes you make to the recipe. If these numbers are very important to you, I would recommend calculating them yourself.
homemade popcorn, Stovetop popcorn