Real Popcorn

popcorn1Yesterday Apartment Therapy Kitchen posted an article on How to Make Better Microwave Popcorn. While their suggestions may have been helpful to the average college student – I personally think that making or eating microwave popcorn is a cardinal sin. Not only does it taste like cardboard – it is expensive and wasteful.

I keep a jar of popcorn in my pantry so I can make the real stuff anytime. I think a bag of popcorn kernels is only 2 bucks and it will last you a long time. All you need is oil and salt. And the real difference is that is tastes so good!

All you need to do is cover the bottom of a pot with popcorn kernels, add just enough oil to barely cover the popcorn and turn on high. Cover the pot and shake to prevent from burning. When popcorn starts to overflow out of the pot, dump the overflow into a bowl and salt immediately – then continue until all the popcorn is popped. It is a little stressful at first because this all happens quickly but it is very much fun.

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