Once you see how easy, delicious, and inexpensive stovetop popcorn is, you’ll never buy the microwave bags again! Let your kids choose their favorite movie and pick up some of these theater-style popcorn bags, available at World Market. Try one of our topping combos, or try your own. This recipe will yield about 16 cups popped, or about 8 (2 cup) servings.
- ¼ c canola oil
- ½ c popcorn kernels
- Heat oil over medium heat in a large (4-6 quart) pot.
- Add kernels to the pot, and cover loosely with lid, leaving some room for steam to escape.
- As corn starts to pop, shake the pot periodically to ensure even popping. When time between pops increases to 3 seconds, remove from heat and shake pot one final time.
- Transfer popcorn to a large bowl, and add desired toppings.
Our Favorite Topping Combos
Drizzle popcorn with 1/4 cup olive or vegetable oil. Sprinkle with 1 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary (optional). Toss gently to combine.
Drizzle popcorn with 1/4 cup melted butter. In a small bowl, combine 2 tablespoons sugar and 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon. Sprinkle cinnamon-sugar over popcorn, and toss gently to combine.
Preheat oven to 300°F. In a small saucepan, melt 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips and 2 tablespoons butter or coconut oil over low heat, stirring to prevent burning. Place popcorn on a greased baking sheet. Drizzle with melted chocolate, and sprinkle with 2 cups shredded coconut, tossing gently to combine. Bake for 10 minutes.
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