Perfect Popcorn

Total Time:
8 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
3 min

Yield:
3 1/2 to 4 quarts
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
Directions

Place the oil, popcorn and salt in a large, 6-quart, metal mixing bowl. Cover with heavy-duty aluminum foil and poke 10 slits in the top with a knife.

Place the bowl over medium heat and shake constantly using a pair of tongs to hold the bowl. Continue shaking until the popcorn finishes popping, approximately 3 minutes.

Remove the bowl from the heat and carefully remove the foil. Stir in any salt that is on the side of the bowl.

Melt the butter in the microwave. Slowly drizzle over the popcorn, while spinning the bowl. Serve immediately.


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Wow! Didn't use a bowl, have an old stovetop popper, which worked great!!! Very few unpopped kernels, perfectly salted! Keeper!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
We make this every movie night. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was amazed at how perfectly the popcorn turned out. I only had 5 unpopped kernels, and no burnt popcorn. Fluffy and tasty. item not reviewed by moderator and published
One of the best bowls of popcorn I've had in a long time. I used a wok and 2 oz each for kernels and oil. Didn't have peanut oil; used canola oil instead. I'm already thinking about infusing mesquite flavor, or hatch chili oil. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I prefer using a microwave safe casserole with about 1 Tbsp oil and a single layer of corn kernels pushed into it. After 4.5 minutes in the microwave, not a kernel is burnt and I have near perfect popped popcorn. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Ruined my perfectly good mixing bowl. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Used ghee instead of peanut oil and did not use butter- really fabulous! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Doesn't even need the butter in my opinion. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Terrible instructions. Shook the pan for ten minutes and exactly zero kernels popped. I have no clue how you're all raving about this. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Good, but too much butter. item not reviewed by moderator and published
If you poured unpopped kernels covered in hot oil into a plastic bowl, it's your fault, not the recipe's. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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