One of our new favorite snacks is popcorn. Not the microwave popcorn with additives and flavorings- but real, fresh popped popcorn from the stove. While an air-popper would be healthier, everyone can make fresh popcorn from the ingredients in their kitchens. All you need is a 3 quart pot, 1 Tbsp oil, 1/3 Cup popcorn and seasonings. Put them on the stove and you will get this:
Looks fantastic, huh?
Here is how you do it:
~Heat 1-2 Tbsp Canola (or any oil you have on hand) with three kernels of corn on medium-high.
~When the three kernels pop, add 1/3 Cup of popcorn to the pot and swish them around to make sure all the kernals have oil on them.*
~Wait until most of the kernels have popped, then pour into a bowl and add butter and salt to taste. (We have found that only 1/2 Tbsp melted butter is plenty for the whole batch due to the oil.)
Done. Not too hard at all. Someday, I would like to try my hand at kettle corn, but that seems like it could be pretty messy . . . = )
*You can find popcorn at most supermarkets and such, in Colorado a 2lb bag will cost about $1.89 and will give you about 10 servings as seen above. Way cheaper than microwave popcorn.
4 days ago