Posted by: Kathy | October 14, 2010

Things I Love Thursday: Popcorn


I’ve become addicted to popcorn lately. And not just any kind of popcorn. I want fresh popped popcorn. Not microwave popcorn. Not even movie popcorn. I want it fresh popped on the stove.

I started popping my popcorn on the stove a few months ago. It’s SO easy and SO much cheaper. You put a bit of oil on the bottom of your pot, pour in some kernels and turn on medium heat. Then, you wait. Once you hear/see the first pop, you plop the top on and shake. And, you don’t have to shake hard. You just have to keep the kernels moving a bit. Please note that you put the top on once it’s started popping and not before. Condensation occurs and will totally mess up the process if you put the top on too soon. And, make sure you take off the top as soon as it’s done popping, or you have soggy popcorn.

One of the coolest things about popping popcorn fresh is that you have total control over how much you make. You can make a little or a lot. It’s totally up to you. Just make sure you don’t ~ahem~ put too much in or it pushes the top off the pot.

I serve it with a little bit of butter and salt. Yummmm….

So, how do you like your popcorn popped?

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Responses

  1. Do you remember Jiffy Pop? We made it on the stove before there were microwave ovens. And at one point we had an electric popcorn popper. Never tried this way.

  2. Popcorn. One of my favorite subjects! lol

    I’ve been buying Orville Redenbacher’s Mini 10 Bags Movie Theater Butter popcorn. I love the convenience of microwaving for 1.5 minutes and always add a bit more salt. Also I’ve discovered if I buy bigger bags…I’ll still eat the whole thing myself. Heavy sigh…

    Happy popping!


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