Stove Top Popcorn

Did you know that home-made stove top popcorn is just as convenient if not more than the microwave bagged popcorn??  In an attempt to reduce the crap and unknown ingredients in our food, I decided to try the old fashioned way of making pop corn several months ago and we’ve not gone back!  The kids love it and say it tastes way better than microwave plus you get to control the ingredients!

To make stove top popcorn, just put a little bit of oil in the bottom of a pot.  You need just enough to cover the bottom.  Get 1/3 to 1/4 cup of kernels ready depending on how much you want to make.  Put a few popcorn kernels in the pan and turn the heat on to medium.  Wait until one of the kernels pop and you then know the oil is hot and ready.  Pour the popcorn kernels in and put a lid on!

Gently shake the pan occasionally as the kernels pop.  You know it’s done when the popping stops to about once every 2 seconds.  That’s it!  Just top with what ever toppings you like.  A tad bit of salt and some melted butter is our kid’s favorites!  Total time to make is about 4 minutes!