Foolproof Stovetop Popcorn

Foolproof Stovetop Popcorn

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Recipe Rating: 3.24456
Serves 4 to 6
This easy popcorn-making method is a fast and delicious way to pop up your favorite snack.
Ingredients: 
  • 1 tablespoon expeller-pressed canola oil
  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels (or 1 prepared popcorn kernel bag)
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
Method: 
Heat oil in a 4- to 5-quart heavy-bottomed saucepan or pot over medium-high heat for 1 minute. Add popcorn kernels and salt and shake pan to evenly distribute, then cover and remove from the heat for 30 seconds. Return the covered pan to medium-high heat and cook until popping starts, 2 to 3 minutes.

Once popcorn begins to pop, shake the pan every 5 to 10 seconds and carefully vent the steam by briefly opening the lid away from you just a crack. When popping has almost stopped, after about 2 minutes more, transfer popcorn to a large bowl. Scrape any salt that remains in the pan on top.

Sprinkle any additional seasonings over the top and serve warm. (No need to toss; the seasonings will get distributed as you dig into the bowl.)
Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: 110 calories (30 from fat), 3.5g total fat, 240mg sodium, 16g carbohydrates, (3 g dietary fiber), 2g protein.
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