If you are a popcorn lover, or have a not-so-slight obsession like me, then you may enjoy this recipe. I’ve made box popcorn for years. Mainly, because it was just as quick as it was easy to hit that popcorn button on my microwave and be done. I was usually too lazy to look into something fancy and just wanted it done quick so I could inhale right away, ha.
A good friend of mine turned me onto this homemade recipe and I will never go back. Never.
Thanks Abbie. xx
Soft white kernels, warm melted butter and a hint of garlic salt taste…YES. Some mouth watering goodness right there. Gomakeyasome.
Now, don’t be afraid of trying a time or two to get it just right and be able to know how your stove and pans are going to do making this for you. It is a little harder than just pushing that microwave button… *wink wink* It took me one time of burning a batch to get the hang of how to do it perfectly.
Fun fact: I love day-old popcorn too. (Most of you may find that disgusting.) But I make a lot just so I have some left over too.
– White Popcorn Kernels
– Vegetable Oil
– Stick Butter (real butter is better than margarine I’ve been told)
– Garlic Salt + Salt for taste
First, pour a layer of oil at the bottom of your pan and heat for about 30 seconds on high. I use a noodle pan to make mine. Pour in enough popcorn kernels to cover the bottom of the pan and cover with a lid. If you have a see through lid, it is a little more efficient as you can see how well they are popping. Once the popcorn pops through and begins to slow, turn off fire, remove lid and pour popcorn into a large bowl.
Next, while the pan is still hot, cut 3-5 slices of your stick butter and throw into pan to melt. Pick up pan and ‘swish’ butter around a little to keep movement until it is melted to keep from burning. Pour evenly on top of the popcorn.
I then hold the bowl and shake to mix the butter throughout. Top with as much garlic salt, regular salt, or both, as you’d like and mix through again. BAM.
Now pick out a movie, throw your feet up + share the yummy goodness (or don’t) to top off the night.
…Orrr you can just eat it anytime throughout the day, like me.