When I started living without a microwave I didn’t even know how to make popcorn on the stove. I was at a loss! But I learned quickly and it’s now a family favorite!
Salty crispy fresh popcorn is yours in under 5 minutes when you make popcorn on the stove! No microwave needed.
Can you make popcorn on the stove?
I haven’t had a microwave since college, it’s been many years. BUT I used to work where there was a microwave and I almost always had popcorn as a snack. I loved it SO much.
When I quit work to stay home with kids I had no idea how to make popcorn! Through trial and error, I figured it out pretty quickly. And now I’ll never go back.
What do I need to make stovetop popcorn?
You don’t need anything special to make it either. No machine, no special tools, nothing like that. You need:
- a large pot or dutch oven WITH a lid
- white or yellow popping corn
What kind of oil do I need to make popcorn?
A lot of people like and use avocado oil because it’s fine at higher temperatures. You can also use vegetable oil or a light olive oil blend. And coconut oil makes WONDERFUL popcorn!
I don’t recommend virgin olive oil though. The flavor is too overpowering when paired with popped corn. Go for a lighter oil for better flavor!
Check out my video to see how quick it can be!
More Homemade Snacks!
When you’ve got kids you know homemade snacks are important! Here’s a few of our favorites:
- 1 TBSP oil of your choice, see post for notes
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup popcorn kernels
- heat oil heavy-duty pan with a well-fitting lid over medium heat
- add salt
- drop in a few kernels of popcorn and put the lid on
- when they pop add the rest of corn, cover
- shake briskly over the heat 3-4 times
- when the popping starts shake more often to drop the unpopped kernels down towards the heat
- the popping is about done when you can count to 3 between pops
- turn the heat off, let it finish popping if needed
- when the popping stops remove the lid, taste for salt, add more and serve!
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Amount Per Serving Calories 300Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 0mgSodium 589mgCarbohydrates 30gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 0g
This nutrition information was calculated using a computer program, results may vary.
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