I tried switching my family over to air popped popcorn for awhile. For one, it is much healthier than the stuff we were getting. I wasn't exactly sure what they were putting into those bags that makes all that bright orange yumminess my kids and husband love. My family was not impressed with air popped and they went back to buying the microwave bags. Sigh...
Then one day I went to my dads for a potluck. My step sister had brought popcorn. Huh-I thought, what a good snack to share. Little did I know that day would change the way I bought and made popcorn forever!
We sampled her popcorn and man-o-man it was the best popcorn I had ever had! I had to know how she made it. After getting all the details from her a few days later I tried it myself. Not only was it easy and super delicious but ALL of my family absolutely loves it! And the best part? It is WAY cheaper than buying microwave popcorn!
Here is how we do it.
Place your lid on top and wait for that pop, pop, pop. Once the corn starts popping I give the pan a little shake shake about halfway through and again at the end to make sure all the seeds get a chance to pop. Once the popping slows down, remove from burner. Once the popping is over slowly remove lid but BE CAREFUL the steam from the popcorn is very hot and will burn you if your not careful.
I like to add a little popcorn salt to ours before serving.
Have you ever made popcorn on the stove? You should try it. Trust me, you'll never go back to microwave again!