Homemade stovetop popcorn is so easy to make! Plus it’s very inexpensive and yummy! The flavor of this stuff doesn’t hold a candle to air-popped or microwave popcorn, in my opinion. Plus the kids (and grownups) love to watch it popping in the kettle! 🙂
I often send it with the girls for the school lunches and snacks, and it makes a great after-school snack too! I find it hard to believe that they love it so much, since it’s so easy, cheap, and healthy. It’s almost too good to be true!
The kids love getting popcorn for their school snack! And it makes a perfect ‘real food on the go’ car snack!
All you need is oil, popcorn seeds, and a kettle! Oh, and a source of heat. 🙂
3 T. oil (I use olive oil)
1/2 cup popcorn seeds
1. Add oil and seeds to a medium sized kettle, cover, and place on high heat.
2. Keep moving the kettle while it maintains contact with the stove ( so basically you’re sliding it back and forth on the burner). If you don’t keep moving the kettle, the popcorn will burn! It will take 5-10 minutes to pop completely.
3. When the popping slows down almost to a stop, you know it’s ready!
4. Transfer popped corn to a bowl so that it doesn’t burn, and sprinkle generously with salt. This recipe will make 16 cups of popped corn.