Popcorn is the perfect snack for everything from family movie nights to gatherings of friends or neighbors. But there’s an even better and cheaper way to make it than with microwavable bags. Learn how to make popcorn on the stovetop with this recipe from allrecipes.com.
3 tablespoons peanut oil
2 tablespoons butter
½ cup unpopped popcorn kernels
½ teaspoon salt
In a 2 to 3 quart saucepan or pot, heat the oil over medium-high heat.
Add the kernels and salt. Add butter.
Cover with the lid.
Once the kernels start to pop, shake the pan across the eye of the stove constantly until the popping slows.
When the pops are about two seconds apart, remove the pan from the heat.
Pour popcorn into a serving bowl.
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Spice It Up
One great thing about making old fashioned popcorn is how many different sweet and salty flavors you can add. Food Network has a list of 50 different ideas.
Classic movie theater is a big crowd pleaser with lots of melted butter and salt.
For kids, try a pepperoni pizza flavor. Add chopped pepperoni, mozzarella, parmesan, garlic, and oregano. For a sweet treat, kids will also love cookies and cream. Drizzle warmed sweetened condensed milk and toss in crushed sandwich cookies.
For a more sophisticated crowd, try some surprising flavor combinations. Toss popcorn in melted butter, truffle oil, parmesan, salt and pepper for a truffle flavor. For blue cheese-almond popcorn, drizzle melted butter and toss with crumbled blue cheese, toasted sliced almonds, and salt.
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