How To Make Popcorn

Sometimes a simple snack is exactly what the night calls for. Whether you want something simple to snack on during a movie night or need a quick fix for hungry guests, popcorn is the perfect snack to satisfy and share. Bagged popcorn may seem convenient, but making popcorn over the stove is just as simple. Stove popped popcorn tastes fresher, you can make larger batches and it is more cost effective to buy kernels in bulk. Simply pour kernels over hot oil in a frying pan and cover with a lid. You don’t want the popcorn to fly throughout your kitchen. Shake the pan occasionally as the popcorn pops to prevent it from burning. As the popping noise slows down, you can remove the pan from the heat. Once all the kernels have popped you can season them as desired. In this video, Chef Susie provides an easy-to-follow online cooking lesson for making popcorn. For more great cooking demonstration videos, subscribe to the LearnToCookOnline YouTube channel.

Popcorn Recipe:

6 Tablespoons vegetable oil
2/3 cup popcorn kernels

1. Heat the oil in a 3 quart sauce pan and add a few kernels, when the kernels pop you know the oil is hot enough. Add the remaining kernels and cover the pan with a lid
2. When the kernels start to pop gently shake the pan by moving it back and forth. When the popping slows to several seconds between pops remove the pan from the heat, remove the lid and pour into a bowl
3. Add salt and melted butter to taste if desired

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  1. Is their a way to make popcorn for commerical purpose without oil

    • Hi Vaibhav,

      You can try subbing oil for a clarified butter or ghee. However, oil is a very important part of the popcorn making process! Hope that helps.