Alas, I have internet. I am once again connected to the interwebs and jumped backed into modern times. Speaking of modern times, with all the conveniences of modern appliances such as microwaves, people have seemed to forget what real food is. And when I say real food, I mean popcorn. Have you ever wondered why your bagged microwave popcorn never tastes as good as the stuff at the movie theater? Well that is because it is fake and full of chemicals. ( most of the stuff at the movie theater is also fake these days ). So how do you make popcorn without a microwave? Without all of the preservatives, trans fats and salt? You might ask. Well here are two recipes to kick it old school and make your popcorn the old fashioned way. Yep, on the stove top.
Here is what you need:
A good sized pan with a lid.
1/2 cup Popcorn kernels
2 Tbs. Peanut oil or other high heat oil
salt to taste
melted butter to your liking ( optional ) I know, butter..it’s full of saturated fat and what-not, but make it organic and it will not even be close to as harmful as the “butter flavoring” they pour all of your popcorn at the movie theater.
Heat the oil in the pan over medium heat. To know when to add the corn kernels to the pan, place one kernel in the center and wait for it to pop. When the kernel pops add in the rest of the popcorn. Shake it, and put the lid on.
Continue shaking it until the popping slows. Turn off the heat and season with butter, and salt to your desired taste.
The best thing about making your own popcorn on the stovetop is being able to experiment with it and season it however you please.
If you are feeling a little more adventurous, you can try this:
Mexican Chili spiced popcorn
1/2 cup of popcorn kernels
2 tbs. peanut oil
2 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. paprika