Life List #56. Pop Popcorn on the Stove Top.

We don’t have a microwave – I’m happy about this and I really never miss it. The one thing I sometimes wish I had a microwave for is popcorn. Mmm, popcorn, so very tasty. (And a whole grain! I feel totally virtuous when I snack on popcorn!).

Now, I’m not about to go out and buy a microwave just for popcorn, so I figured I should learn how to pop popcorn on the stove top – and I finally did so this weekend. You guys? It is ridiculously easy. Embarrassingly easy. Here is what you do…

Find a big pot, with a lid.

Add popcorn kernels (1/2 cup) and oil (3 tablespoons). Leave lid slightly ajar for steam to escape.


Turn heat to medium.

Watch the kernels pop like magic and feel like a little kid.

When the popping stops, turn off heat and move the pot to a different burner (so it doesn’t burn).

Top with toppings of your choice (I went with butter and salt this time. I think I’ll try parmesan cheese next time. The possibilities are endless).


EAT! (This made enough for 3 servings for me – a big one the day I made it, and two baggies for snacks at work).

It was so tasty and easy and better for you than the microwave popcorn with all of its chemicals. Highly recommended.

Life List #56. Pop Popcorn on the Stove Top.

2 thoughts on “Life List #56. Pop Popcorn on the Stove Top.

  1. Mo says:

    Stove top is the way to go! I always thought my Dad was so awesome because of his popcorn popping skills. Thanks for reminding me how easy it is. I’ve got a bag of kernels in there that needs some attention. 🙂


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