I love natural popcorn, but I don’t love paying $4 a bag to buy organic popcorn. So what’s a gal to do? Make organic popcorn at home, of course!
Here is a home made popcorn recipe that is super easy. You will need organic popcorn kernels, vegetable oil, and a pot. If you like kettle corn, you will also need sugar, and if you like theater popcorn, you can also add in salt and butter, but this basic homemade popcorn recipe will be for making natural popcorn (you can add the frills yourself):
How To Make Natural Home Made Popcorn:
1. Take a pot, and pour in enough vegetable oil to cover the bottom. Personally, I like corn oil because it doesn’t leave any taste, but any will do. Turn the heat on to medium.
2. Pour in the organic popcorn kernels (about 3 tablespoons for a large pot, enough to cover the bottom of the pot in a single layer). Cover the pot with a lid and leave about a 1/2 inch open to vent.
3. Once the popping starts, stay close by. When you hear about one pop every 3 seconds, it’s time to turn off the heat so you don’t burn your delicious, homemade natural popcorn!
4. Salt your popcorn and serve.
You don’t need to keep moving the pot like you would with traditional stove top popcorn (the kind that comes in aluminum), but you can if you notice there are always a bunch of popcorn kernels that don’t pop. A little shake will bring those organic kernels to the bottom of the pot to sizzle and pop.
Do not try to make popcorn in a slow cooker or crockpot. I tried- after four hours on high, not a single pop.
Do not use olive oil to make home made popcorn. I tried- the popcorn burned and few of the kernels popped. You can spray oilive oil lightly over the popcorn with misto olive oil sprayer or something similar after your natural popcorn is made, but stick with vegatable oil for actually popping the organic kernels.