popping corn

Now that making popcorn is supposed to be more convenient by using a microwave, popping popcorn on the stove top returns. It may be more convenient by using the microwave because there’s no pan to clean up, but for flavor nothing beats the pan popping method. It may be cheaper, though I didn’t actually calculate the cost of labor, gas, and popcorn vs.  the microwave method.


For popcorn I used Lehman’s Blue, 2 lbs bag is $4.95 (plus shipping). A bit pricey but delicious.  They have less expensive popcorn also.


Heat up a large (8 quart) pan (stock pot) add enough oil (canola or whatever) to cover the bottom.  Now add enough popcorn make a single layer.

Once it stars popping, cover the pan.



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Shake and agitate the pan over heat. Ease off the flame when the popping slows down.









Inside the pan


All Done!


To a large bowl


Just a bit of salt, I’m skipping the butter.

Or add whatever, garlic granules, herbs, cheese etc for a

gourmet blended popcorn.

It’s a good snack


A pretty good pop, a few un-popped kernels left.

1 Response to “popping corn”

  1. February 25, 2012 at 19:50

    I love popcorn! It’s one of my favorite snacks. However I don’t use the microwave. The stovetop works so much better and no harmful waves. Not a big fan of microwaves. Making popcorn was it’s sole purpose. Now, it just sits on my kitchen counter taking up space.


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