This is a super easy method for popping popcorn on the stove if you want to save money by buying kernels in bulk but you don’t want to invest in a popcorn maker. This recipe is for a single serving but you can easily increase the amount.
- 2 tbsp popcorn kernels NOTE: You can easily scale this recipe to make large amounts of popcorn at once. Just keep in mind that 2 tbsp of popcorn yields about 2 cups popped. Example: if you want 8 cups of popcorn use 1/2 cup of kernels and about 2 tbsp butter/oil to keep the popcorn from sticking.
- 1 tsp butter or olive oil(for a dairy-free and slightly healthier popcorn)
- Optional: Salt and/or seasonings of your choice
- In pot(that has at least a 4 cup capacity) melt the butter over medium-high heat. NOTE: If you are using more kernels use a larger pot so it doesn’t overflow. A good rule of thumb is use a pot with a capacity of at least 2 cups more than the amount of popped popcorn you expect to make.
- Pour in the popcorn kernels and cover the pot.
- When the kernels start popping shake the pan keeping contact with the burner to move kernels around and prevent burning while still cooking. If you use a pot with a heavy bottom(like a soup pot) you will not have to shake as often but with a regular pot you will want to shake it often.
- When popping slows, remove from stove top and season with salt and/or other seasonings or serve plain. For a sweet treat you can make maple walnut popcorn(recipe here).
Servings: 1 Serving Size: 2 cups popped
estimated by www.caloriecount.com