Guy Food: Homemade Popcorn
This is a treat that my mom taught me how to make. It isn’t something that we do often, but when we do pop our own corn there is something about it that makes it simply irresistible from continuously putting your hand in the bowl.
- About 2-3 Tbsp of corn, vegetable, or canola oil
- About 1/3 cup of unpopped popcorn
- Salt to taste
- Melted margarine or butter if desired
- Other mix in options: Season salt, parmesan, sriracha, m&ms, chocolate chips, peanuts, basically anything you can imagine!
Add the oil to the bottom of a pot that has a matching lid. The oil should cover the bottom plus a little more of the pot.
Place 5 unpopped kernels in the bottom of the pan. Brian didn’t understand why we put only 5 kernels in the pot, my grandpa determined the perfect number of tester kernels, and he is usually right when it comes to things of that nature.
Turn the heat up to high and wait for the 5 kernels to pop, this will signal that the oil is the perfect temperature.
Once your hear all 5 kernels pop add in the rest of the popcorn so that the bottom of the pan is covered…roughly 1/3 cup.
Then, wait with your large popcorn bowl next to the pot until the corn starts overflowing and dump it in. You will want to shake the pot periodically to make sure all of the kernels are poppin’.
Try to get as much of the corn in the bowl as you can, but don’t worry if you make a mess…that’s part of the fun!
Season your popcorn while it is still hot. Simply melt margarine or butter and pour over the top, add salt, or whatever toppings you like! Brian wanted seasoned salt and margarine….delish!!