Sunday, November 24, 2013

our favorite homemade snack

ethan and i share a genuine love for this salty snack...i have always been a fan. and even after working in a movie theater for almost 3 years i still love the smell of this mouth watering goodness.

we always had microwave popcorn on hand for bedtime snack after bath time
2 christmas's ago my parents purchased such an awesome gift for each of us kids. it was a gift package of different kinds of popcorn and popcorn salt. 
i was so excited to make it i made it the day after christmas (when we were finally home) with vegetable oil on the stove and i have never purchased another pack of microwave popcorn again.

the only thing i have changed is i now make it with coconut oil...and its delicious!
i didnt get a fancy popcorn pan. i actually use a large stock pot and have devoted that as our popcorn pan


a heavy bottomed pan (5 quarts or more works best)
coconut oil (or whatever you have and or prefer)
popcorn kernels

1. put 2-3 tablespoons of oil in the pan and turn stove to medium heat.

2. pour in kernels. (about 1/2 cup)  there should only be a single layer on the bottom of the pan but not completely covered. then shake the pan back and forth to make sure kernels get covered in oil.

3.put a lid on the pot but leave it slightly ajar to allow steam to escape. once you hear popping it isn't l9ong before they are done! once the popping slows turn off the heat  shake a little more to see if anymore are on the verge of popping then remove from stove and pour into serving bowl.

4. we eat it just like this most of the time with a little salt. on movie night we melt 2-3 tablespoons of butter and pour over the popcorn and mix.

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