Make Perfect Popcorn Every Time

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Most people love popcorn. It's quick to make, has very little calories and tastes great. I am going to show you how to make perfect popcorn on the stove every time in about 15 minutes. No burnt popcorn and very little un-popped kernels.

Step 1: Prepare

Get everything together. You will need:

a suitable pan or pot.
1 tablespoon of cooking oil
uncooked popcorn
Other spices

Heat the oil in the pan on a medium heat. My stove is marked from 1 to 6 and I use 4. Put 3 to 4 kernals (pips / seeds) in the pan before it heats up.

Step 2: Cook

Cover the pan and wait until you hear the 3 or 4 kernals pop in the pan. Immediately turn the heat off, covers the pan evenly with popcorn kernals, put the lid back on and count to 30. Then turn the heat up again to 4. As soon as you hear the first popping start turn the heat one notch down. In my case to 3. Make sure there is only one even layer of popcorn kernals on the bottom of the pan when you put them in. Lift the lid slightly to the side. As soon as the popping starts to subside turn the heat down again. In my case to 2. Wait until there is no popping sound for 10 seconds then turn off the heat and take the pan off the stove.

Your popcorn is done. Spice it and eat it. 



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    5 Discussions


    6 years ago on Introduction

    I noticed in one of the pics it looks likes there's a pat of butter in with the unpopped corn, but you don't mention butter. Also, do you not shake the pan like we always used to do or just let it sit there on the burner? Sure like the idea of not shaking the pan all that time.

    1 reply

    Hi amnartist, I did put a pat of butter in but it is not needed. When you put the unpopped corn in, you shake the pan to spread them out evenly and to make sure there is only one layer. After that I do not shake the pan again. I hope this helps.


    6 years ago on Introduction

    Love popcorn. It is a lovely snack. Will try to make it the way you suggesting it. 5 stars :-)

    2 replies
    Andre CoetzeeVika84

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Vika84, you should do it. I do at least 3 times a week. I pop out during ad breaks on TV and come back with a bowl of popcorn. Quick, easy, always perfect!