I’m a big fan of popcorn. It’s one of my all time favorite snacks. I used to always eat microwavable popcorn, until I tried something different last year. One of our local grocery stores had this popcorn kernels on a cob (it looked like dried corn, basically). All you had to do was put it in a paper bag and microwave. It was so nifty because we got to add our own seasonings to it. Shortly after that, I bought some popcorn kernels at Whole Foods, and that’s what we’ve been using for popcorn ever since.
Stovetop popcorn is incredibly easy and fun to make. It doesn’t even require much more effort than throwing a bag in the microwave, and it’s definitely cheaper than buying packages of microwaveable popcorn. I’ve made popcorn using this method several times, and I can tell you that it’s pretty much fail proof. All the kernels pop perfectly, and none of them get burned. Plus, when you make popcorn this way, the flavor combinations are practically endless! In the mood for something spicy? Add some cayenne and lime juice. Got a sweet tooth? Add some caramel sauce or vanilla sugar and melted butter. I love recipes that can be used several different ways, and this popcorn is a great example of that. I’ve included the recipe for my favorite flavor combination, and I’d love to hear about yours!