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.