I am not much of an evening eater, give me a cup of tea (or three) and I am set. But sometimes, you just get that craving, you know the one, you want something....and on those nights a bowl of fresh popped, organic popcorn does the trick.
We do not own a microwave and I really don’t need another kitchen gadget hanging around, so a popcorn maker is not going to happen. So, instead we do it the old fashion way, on the stove top. And really what better way is there?
So, here’s how we do it.
Stove Top Popcorn
2 tbsp coconut oil (for popping)
2 to 4 tbsp coconut oil, melted (for topping, more or less depending on your preferences)
1/3 cup organic popcorn kernels
Sea salt, to taste
Nutritional yeast, optional, but really delish
In a large covered pot, melt the coconut oil and three popcorn kernels over medium heat.
In a small pot, melt the coconut oil to top the finished popcorn.
When the three kernels pop, take the lid off, add the remainder of the popcorn kernels, give them a little swirl in the pot to coat them with the melted oil and replace the lid.
Soon the popping will begin. There is no need to do anything, just sit back and let it do its thing. When the popping starts to slow, turn the stove off and then when it really slows remove the pot from the burner.
|Can you hear it popping?|
Allow the popping to stop. Let popcorn sit for a minute with the lid slightly ajar.
Add popcorn to a large bowl, drizzle with coconut oil, sprinkle with salt and nutritional yeast.
Note: This makes one large bowl, or two small bowls.
We do this all the time! But with olive oil. I've never thought of using coconut oil. I'll totally try it next time! I want to get nutritional yeast too, I've heard is so good.ReplyDelete
You will never go back once you try it KC, it is soooo good!Delete
Funny how things work out:) I just said to my hubby yesterday "let's learn how to make popcorn so we can get rid of our microwave" thanks so much for the instructions!!ReplyDelete
You see, ask the universe and you shall receive :) Hope you enjoy!Delete
YUM. I always do my popcorn on the stove in coconut oil. I haven't tried nutritional yeast before though. Thanks for the tip!ReplyDelete
The best and only way to make popcorn, I think. And the nutritional yeast, delish. Gives it a little bit of a cheesy flavour. I think popcorn is going to made in our home this evening :)Delete
Hmmnmmm... I read all the time about adding 3 kernels first so that you'll know when your oil is hot enough. But growing up, my mom just poured it all in at the start and stand there and shake it. Back and forth across the gas stove to prevent it from sticking and burning. The sound of the pan sliding back and forth on the stove is like music to my ears. We have an induction cook top now, but all the time I've been popping, I've just put it all in and then done the "popcorn dance". It's also a good arm exercise, ha!ReplyDelete
You see, I have been trying to avoid the "popcorn dance" :) And so this works perfectly, I can leave it there and let it do it's thing without the arm workout. Either way, though, the popcorn is delish!Delete
Coconut oil, that's brilliant! When my sweet tooth is calling out, I indulge in kettle corn made the same way but with a little sugar :)ReplyDelete
Yes, coconut oil, so good for us on so many levels. My hubby loves kettle corn :)Delete