How to make stovetop popcorn! Delicious and super simple! The perfect afternoon snack or for sharing on your next family movie night!
I may have mentioned before that when it comes to sweet vs savoury, I am savoury all the way. I could swear off chocolate for the rest of my life as long as I could still enjoy cheeses and dips and crackers and cured meats and POPCORN! Popcorn is one of my favourite snacks, and I love that it can be both a healthy and a naughty snack. Healthy if you cook it yourself and know what goes in it. Naughty if you buy a bucket of it at the cinemas and proceed to scoff the whole thing down yourself (guilty). Confession – I’ve just gone to the movies purely for the delicious buttery popcorn bucket before!
One of my favourite cinema’s makes their popcorn with olive oil and seriously – it is a whole new game. It doesn’t make you feel as full and bloated as the buttery kind, and it tastes divine! And the best part it – I can recreate it at home! Gone are the days of using microwave packets that are laden with ingredients I can’t even pronounce! Today, I’m going to teach you how to make hot, fresh and perfect popcorn on your stovetop!
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- ½ cup popcorn kernels
- 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil EVOO
- Salt to taste
Heat the olive oil and one popcorn kernel in a saucepan on medium-high heat. Cover the saucepan and wait for the kernel to pop.
Once popped, turn the heat down to medium-low, add rest of the kernels in and cover with the lid. Give the pot a swirl to cover all the kernels in oil.
Shake the pot at regular intervals to ensure all the kernels are popping and none get burnt.
When the popping stops (just like the microwave stuff), remove from heat, pour into a bowl, drizzle with the EVOO and salt and mix together.
Serve and enjoy!
Now I like my popcorn nice and plain (yes, I’m basic) but feel free to use this recipe as a base and try a number of different seasoning combinations to add some more flavour.
What’s your favourite flavour combination for popcorn?