Monday, November 19, 2012

Make Popcorn on the Stove Instead of in Microwave

We like to eat popcorn, especially our toddler.  For popcorn, we used to buy microwave popcorn when there were good deals.  Then one day we were at Costco and ended up buying a big 8 lb container or 128 ounces of kernels for less than $8.  Compare this to buying about 3 boxes for about 50 ounces of microwavable popcorn for about the same amount.  This is about 3 times as much.  Even better deals can be found on Amazon, such as a 12 lb bag for about $15.

Of course, microwavable popcorn comes with flavors.  To be exact, Whole Grain Popcorn, Partially hydrogenated, Soybean oil, Butter, cream, milk, Natural & Artifical flavor, Color added, Perserved with Propyl Gallate according Pop Secret Snack Size Homestyle, Microwavable Popcorn on Amazon.  We add butter and a little bit of salt to our kernels.

Making popcorn on the stove is actually very simple.  Just put a bit of oil, we use coconut oil, in the bottom of a large pot.  Then put in an 1/8 cup of popcorn kernels.  Put the lid on. Turn the stove a little higher than medium and slide the pot back and forth a bit for a few seconds at the beginning and while it is popping.  About 5 minutes later we have nice fluffy popcorn that tastes amazing.  For more taste all that is left is melting a tablespoon of butter and a few pinches of salt.

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