Want to have a movie night with the family this weekend? Learn how to make stove top popcorn to enjoy during the movie!
As a busy mom, I’ve opted for what I *thought* were quick and easy solutions to our favorite snacks.
For years, I’ve been purchasing store bought popcorn in the individual packages. We have movie nights every Friday night with the kids and these bags of popcorn were easy to throw into the microwave for an easy and quick movie snack!
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Over the last few weeks, I’ve been learning how to cook from scratch. What I’m finding is that I can easily make my own popcorn with only three ingredients.
No more buying pre-packaged popcorn bags! I’m not sure why I’m just now learning this method (I’m in my thirties — you’d think I’d know how to do this by now!)
But the truth is, I was always too busy to learn how to cook my favorite meals and snacks from scratch. I never took the time to think about what all went in to making my own popcorn.
If you are interested in making your own stove top popcorn, here’s how you can make it on your stove top.
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Why make stove top popcorn?
Stove top popcorn is a healthier and cheaper alternative to store-bought microwave popcorn.
It is also a fun activity to do with friends or family. Making stove top popcorn is easy and only requires a few ingredients.
Plus, you get to control the amount of salt, sugar, and butter added to your popcorn. So why not give it a try?
What oil is best for stove top popcorn?
There are a few different types of oil that can be used for stove top popcorn, but the best oil to use is one that has a high smoke point.
This will help to prevent the oil from burning and ruining your popcorn.
Some good options for oil with a high smoke point include avocado oil, coconut oil, and peanut oil.
If you’re looking for a healthier option, you can also use olive oil. Just be sure to monitor the heat carefully so that it doesn’t smoke or burn.
What can I add to flavor my stove top popcorn?
There are many things you can add to popcorn to give it extra flavor once it’s popped. Salt, butter, and cheese are all common toppings for popcorn.
You could also try adding spices like chili powder or curry powder.
Sweet toppings like chocolate sauce or caramel sauce are also popular.
Get creative and experiment with different flavors to find your perfect popcorn combination!
How to Make Stove Top Popcorn
1. Add oil and popping corn together in a 4-quart pot.
2. Cover with lid, leaving lid slightly open.
3. Place over medium heat.
4. When heating, lift and shake pan frequently. You’ll start to hear and see the corn popping!
5. Remove pan from heat once popping slows.
6. Place in a popcorn bowl and add desired amount of salt.
I enjoyed making my own stove top popcorn and watching the kernels pop up in the pan.
My kids loved it, too. Most of all, we loved the flavor of the popcorn after using the palm oil and adding salt to it.
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Do you make your own popcorn? What do you like to add to your popcorn?
- 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
- 2T coconut oil or extra-virgin olive oil
- optional: salt or seasonings
Add oil and popping corn together in a 4-quart pan.
Cover with lid, leaving lid slightly open.
Place over medium heat.
When heating, lift and shake pan frequently. You’ll start to hear and see the corn popping!
Remove pan from heat once popping slows.
Place in a popcorn bowl and add desired amount of salt.
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