How to Make Real Popcorn

I've seen so many posts about popcorn , and it seems that there are several healthy recipes out there use this traditional yummy s...

I've seen so many posts about popcorn, and it seems that there are several healthy recipes out there use this traditional yummy snack. This is not one of those posts. Today i'm going to tell you how to make the most unhealthy snack that is still socially acceptable to eat casually. You're welcome. 

Step 1 Go Buy Things: You will need a large bowl to contain the deliciousness, a pot to cook the popcorn on the stove, oven mits, popcorn kernels ( if you didn't already assume that... just stop), butter, and cooking oil. You can use several kinds such as coconut oil or canola oil. Do not use butter to cook the kernels in because you'll probably start a fire.

Step 2: Pour enough oil into the pot to cover the bottom and enough to cover at least one layer of kernels but DO NOT ADD THE KERNELS YET. You must wait. Turn the stove top to medium heat. Cover the pot and let the oil heat up for a few minutes. As a test you may take a couple kernels and put them in the pot and wait for them to pop. That is how you know you are ready to cook the rest of the popcorn. Be careful when you remove the popped pieces prior to adding the rest of the kernels. The oil is very hot! 

Step 3: Pour your kernels in the pot, enough to cover the bottom and where the oil will be able to mostly touch all of them. A couple handfuls should be fine. This is something you learn more overtime what works for your pot. After you pour them in, put the lid on the pot and remove the pot from the burner for about 20-30 seconds. 

Step 4: Place the pot back on the burner keeping the lid on. Keeping the lid on most of the time is essential to keeping the popcorn crispy and un-lame. Don't mess with it for around 20-30 seconds.

Step 5: Shake your money maker. But actually just shake the pot. Get your oven mits on and take the handles and gently shake the pot in a circular or side-to-side motion for a couple seconds. Repeat this during full popping duration. This ensures the oil is able to reach all the kernels and lets out some steam. 

Step 6: While you are shaking and the popcorn is popping it can be a good idea to lift the lid off just for a second a couple times. When the popping slows down, turn off your burner and pour popcorn in serving bowl.

Step 7: Pour as much melted butter on as you want. I'm not going to tell you how much. Not my place to judge that. Have a bigger bowl than popcorn amount to make it easier to mix in butter and salt.

Step 8: Enjoy! 

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  1. I've always wanted to learn how to do this! Great post!