Campfire Popcorn

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Campfire popcorn sounds easy, but there's a little more work to it than I initially thought. It still makes a great and easy snack.

Step 1: BoM

1/4 cup Popcorn kernels
1 tbs olive
Salt (or other preferred seasonings)
Tin foil

Step 2: Mix

Pour the oil in with the popcorn.

Step 3: Foil

Put the oiled popcorn inside a good size sheet of tin foil and carefully secure the foil closed. I folded and crumpled the seams all around. The You don't want any air getting in or out. You also want enough room inside the foil to accommodate the popping corn.

I also made a little hoop for catching the foil packet on so we could shake and pop the corn.

Step 4: Cook

Attach the popcorn packet to a stick or something that you can use to easily turn and shake it while waiting for the kernels to pop. Listen for the popping sounds and try not to burn your corn. I found there is a bit of a learning curve and we went through a 1/4 bag of popcorn before finally getting a rhythm down.

The second picture shows what happens if you don't shake the kernels enough while they're over the flame.

Step 5: Tips

Don't put too many kernals in your pouch, 1/4 cup max.

Don't use too much oil.

Make sure to leave enough room inside the pouch to accommodate the expanding kernals.

Don't put the popcorn pouch in direct flames, you want it out of direct heat or it could melt.

Don't stop shaking.



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