I grew up on Popcorn, it’s my favourite snack. At my house, it was a safe bet that there’d be popcorn to munch on, especially when the babysitter was over.
Knowing how to make stovetop popcorn wasn’t a big deal because I had always used an air popper to make my popcorn. I’d been using the same one since I was a kid, until a few years ago when the cover attachment had cracked. When I did buy a new one, it drove me nuts because most of the popcorn kernels just wouldn’t pop and there would be a ton of popped popcorn that landed everywhere – except in the bowl it was supposed to.
Recently, I tried cooking popcorn on the stovetop. I don’t know why I didn’t try it this way sooner, I guess it always seemed like too much work. I was wrong! It’s so simple! When the popcorn is done, you’ll have almost no unpopped kernels left in the pan – no more wasting popcorn. The popcorn is crisp, delish, and takes under 5 minutes to make!
How to Make Stovetop Popcorn Tips:
- Protect your hand with an oven mitt or a dishtowel when shaking the pan. The heat from the element and the steam escaping from the pan will be very hot.
- You don’t have to go crazy shaking the pan back and forth. Use a gentle shaking motion to keep the kernels from staying in one place and burning. Remember! Use just enough force to move the popcorn kernels around the bottom of the pan.
- You can substitute vegetable or olive oil for coconut oil.
TOPPING ALERT! You have to try this…
Add a little maple syrup to your melted butter before drizzling it over your freshly popped popcorn. Holy Cannoli, Batman! Thanks for the tip, Annie!
Have you ever tried Frank’s Red Hot Sauce and Butter on popcorn??