Have you ever had homemade popcorn? And I do not mean from your microwave, rather, freshly popped from your own stove top with 3 very simple ingredients!
Have you ever had homemade popcorn with coconut oil?
If you answered no to either one of these questions, I promise you that you will not regret making your own popcorn. And if at all possible, use organic coconut oil, the nutritious benefits are not the only reason to try it, I love the added flavor!
Now, there was no coconut oil here on the island, so I begged for a small shipment of some because THAT is how much I was craving it. In my opinion. it is way better than cinema-style popcorn and definitely without all of the extra cholesterol that comes by the bucket at the movies. Coconut oil is high in fat, but it is the better fat, yes, I said better fat! If you are eager for more nutrition info, check out this or this website.
Homemade Stovetop Popcorn with coconut oil Recipe:
3 Qt. pot with lid
1/3 cup virgin coconut oil
~ 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
1 tsp. salt (if you’d like, try butter flavored salt)
1 Lg. bowl
Add the coconut oil to your pot and put on Medium/High heat with 1 kernel of popcorn, then place the lid on top and wait for this kernel to pop (about 4 minutes). While you are waiting, measure out your 1/2 cup of popcorn and your 1/2 tsp. (buttered) salt to add once the oil is ready.
Once the 1st kernel pops, add the other kernels just enough to cover the bottom of your pot and then sprinkle the salt. Replace lid and give the pot a quick swirl to distribute and coat the kernels with oil and salt. At this point, STAY BY YOUR STOVE with your bowl ready. The popping should begin shortly and take only a couple of minutes total. Once you hear the first few pops, you want to slightly lift the lid of your pot to release the steam. Be careful not to let the oil burn you, point the lid away from your body and hold it close enough to let moisture out but not let the popcorn shoot all over your kitchen (learned the hard way)! Once your pot is full of popcorn, pour into your bowl and enjoy! Be careful not to burn the last few kernels at the bottom of the pan, once you have a pot full, add to your bowl!
Enjoy while watching a movie at home or even sneak your own popcorn into the theatre!!!
Kali Orexi and let me know what you think when you try it!