Let me just start by saying that we eat so much popcorn in our family. I bought a popcorn machine but it was such a pain to pull it out & clean it afterwards that we would just buy the microwave popcorn instead....that is until I discovered how easy it is to pop on the stovetop. I use natural butter flavored grapeseed oil that I purchased from wildtree (wildtree.com) and I also purchased some popcorn seasoning from them as well. I wish I had discovered this method sooner. This is so much healthier than those microwave bags of popcorn that have so many yucky ingredients compared to the popcorn kernels. This also counts as a whole grain serving =0)
perfect. thank you for a great recipe..i seriously wasn't too sure how to make popcorn at home. lol. kids said it's better than the microwavable popcorn that you buy.
Fantastic! This is just how my Mom made it... And she was was a real Fanny Farmer fan. Thx for posting! As someone said, those were the days... I can't wait to try some of the olive oil, herb and garlic topping folks came up with. I would really suggest to other posters to try cooking the corn in canola oil instead of say coconut or palm oil if you want to keep this healthy. Read the labels before you choose your oil to stay heart healthy!
This is the BEST way to make popcorn. ALAS, due to health reasons, i use an airpopper. But every now and then, I revert back to the "old" way and indulge in the best popcorn. My dad used to make popcorn every Sunday night when I was a kid and we would watch the "Wonderful World of Disney." Those were the days.
Yup, this is the way. The only thing I would add is that the healthiest oils for high temps are coconut and palm. They have the lowest oxidation factors of any edible oils and therefore are the least toxic at high heats. (The smoke point doesn't tell you much about toxicity.)
It is highly probable that basic recipes like these have been around for a long time, but for people like me who have either forgotten them, or have not had the luck to have them, their postings are so so appreciated. We have made them regularly since the first time we tried this out to great success. I use the popcorn to make caramel popcorn . Thank you for posting.
I've been making popcorn this way for years!!! No Microwave popping corn will ever stand up to home-popped corn. Occasionally, I add garlic salt to the oil and corn before it pops! Delish:) Also, try popping and drizzling melted white chocolate chips over it. Nice surprise because you can't see the chocolate on the corn and it always makes people smile! Thanks for posting.
LonghornMama: I eat one bowl of popcorn almost every night (learned that from my Great grandmother over 50 years ago) She lived to a ripe 97 years old) I am 66 and moved to the Philippines 3 years ago. I had to leave my popcorn popper in the states, but soon found a pan and the oil and the popcorn over here....this recipe is what I have used for a long time ....Very Good! ......Papadave Rceipezaar member
This is the way I make my popcorn too and it works well.
This is the only way I have my popcorn. However, I use Orville Redenbacker's butter flavored popcorn oil for the oil and then I don't have to add butter later. I also use superfine salt because it sticks better.