Ever been strolling in your local grocery store and you saw that package of popping corn - as in, the kind you cook on your stovetop? And you're thinking how the heck do I even make that? because the only popcorn you've ever made at home is the buttery salty microwave variety. You know it's true. I sure thought that for the first 16 years of my life! Until the day came where I finally bought some loose organic popping corn in Trader Joes, took it home, put it in my tall sauce pan, and crossed my fingers....
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! It worked! It was so easy, so delicious, and WAYYYYY much healthier than the microwave version. ^_^
So don't be afraid to buy it! It's so much easier and so much more worth your money. All you need is a little coconut oil, some salt, a little bit of natural sugar, and some popcorn kernels, and you've made yourself some homemade kettle corn. Win!
All I did different from what the package told me to do was use less oil, and make it coconut oil - so in my humble opinion, my version is a bit healthier than what the package tells you to do. Double win!
Nat's Basic Kettle Corn
* 1/3 cup organic popping corn (I use Trader Joe's Organic Popping Corn)
* 1 Tbsp. extra virgin coconut oil
* salt, to taste
* coconut sugar, to taste
1) In a large (popcorn expands like crazy!) sauce pan, add your coconut oil and 2-3 kernels of popcorn. Cover and heat.
2) When you hear the three kernels pop, add remaining kernels and re-cover. Shake the covered pot back and forth over the medium heat. It may take a little while before the remaining corn starts popping. Make sure you keep the lid on at all times during this step!!
3) When popping pretty much stops, remove from heat and let sit for a minute or two. Add your salt and sugar, cover the pot and shake the seasonings so that all the popcorn gets coated with delicious flavor.
4) Enjoy! :D Best when shared with someone else.
Anyway, it's time for me to enter dreamland for the night. I hope y'all had a lovely weekend.