I like popcorn every now and then and my husband hates popcorn. He won’t ever eat it. So when it comes to popping a bag of popcorn I’ll eat however much I want then never end up eating the rest so it’s a waste. Plus microwave popcorn is not always the best tasting or the best for you. Last year our good friends and neighbors at the time invited us over to watch a movie. They asked if we wanted popcorn and of course Derek said no and I said yes. Then they made popcorn on the stove! I never realized you could do that. It was so simple and so quick.
All they did was add a little canola oil, pop the kernels and added a little salt and it tasted fantastic! Ever since that day when I want popcorn I can just make a small amount for me. It’s changed my life! Ok, not that dramatic but it’s so great!
Below I have a recipe for making popcorn with measurements but please know that you do not have to be exact. I don’t measure when I make it. I just add a little canola oil, enough to cover the bottom of the pan and however many kernels I want. And know that a small amount of kernels makes a lot more popcorn then you would think. It’s lots of fun and so easy, I hope you enjoy it!
Slightly adapted from Simply Recipes
Ideas from ehow
Apple Pie Spice- Capture the essence of apple pie without all the work by flavoring your popcorn with the same spices. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, one-half teaspoon of ground nutmeg, one-quarter teaspoon of allspice and one-quarter teaspoon of ground ginger onto hot popcorn and toss to combine.
Chocolate- Add 3 tablespoons of powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder and one-quarter teaspoon of cinnamon to a small bowl and stir to combine. Toss the mixture with hot popcorn for a sweet treat. You can also add a drizzle of chocolate syrup for an even stronger chocolate taste
Sweet & Spicy Asian- Mix one-quarter teaspoon ground ginger, one-eighth teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, one-quarter teaspoon of sugar and one-half teaspoon salt in a bowl. Pour spice mixture onto popcorn and combine thoroughly. For an even more intense Asian flavor, add one-half teaspoon of soy sauce in place of the salt.
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