FORK IN THE KITCHEN
5-MINUTE HOMEMADE STOVETOP POPCORN
This is a tried and true method for making perfectly
salty stovetop popcorn
in less than
with just a few
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- Popcorn Kernels
- Oil of Choice
- Butter and salt, for topping (as desired)
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What is the best oil for homemade popcorn?
The most important thing to note when choosing an oil to pop your popcorn is one that is able to withstand high heat. I’ve tried them all, and while most any kind of cooking oil will do, there is one that stands out above the rest:
Pour oil into a large heavy-bottomed stockpot or Dutch oven.
Add 3 popcorn kernels over high heat. Cover, and wait for them to pop.
Once the kernels have popped, it's a signal that the oil is hot enough and the popcorn will pop evenly.
Immediately add the popcorn kernels to the pan.
Immediately cover and remove from heat, swooshing back and forth for 20 seconds.
Return back to the heat, and allow the popcorn kernels to pop away!
Once the pan is about 3/4ths full, crack the lid to allow steam to escape.
Pour the popcorn into a large serving bowl.
Toss with melted butter and salt, as desired.
There are so many ways to season homemade popcorn, too!
Parmesan Garlic Popcorn
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