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Easy & Delicious Stovetop Popcorn

Popcorn is one of our family’s favourite snacks and although we own a popcorn maker, I usually make it the old-fashioned way: in a pot.

It’s easy and the result is popcorn that is fabulous in both taste & texture.

All you do is:

  • Place 3 Tbsp canola oil into a 6-quart, heavy bottomed pot
  • Add 3/4 c. popcorn kernels
  • Cover with a lid and turn the heat to medium-high ( I use #8)

Have a large bowl or two ready and waiting to receive the popcorn once it’s done.

When your popcorn begins popping, pay attention.  Once the popping slows down and there are a few seconds between pops, immediately:

  • Turn off the heat,
  • Remove the lid carefully and
  • Pour the popcorn into a large bowl (or two!)

(The whole process should take about 5 minutes or so)

  • Salt to taste, toss & enjoy!

That’s all there is to it.  Try it out & let me know how your family likes it!

Please remember that popcorn can present a choking hazard so it’s not an appropriate snack for very young children and make sure that the older ones aren’t running around while they’re snacking on it!

Have a fabulous day!


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