This is kind of a silly post, but I had to share one of our favorite snacks/appetizers/anytime food. It’s freshly popped popcorn. Not the microwave kind (which I don’t really like), but the fresh kernels popped on the stove in oil.
The popcorn gets so much hotter, crunchier and more flavorful when done properly on the stove and it really takes no more time than microwaving a big bag. And you get a LOT more popcorn. And it’s cheaper. I could go on and on why it’s better for you. But trust me, just try this the next time you need a casual appetizer, especially for a large group. You can make as little or as much as you want and it’s so worth it! YUM.
Freshly popped popcorn
- 1/3 cup of popcorn kernels
- 1 tbsp olive oil (doesn’t have to be exact; eyeball it. More oil for more flavor)
In a heavy saucepan, pour in the tablespoon of olive oil and the kernels and cover with a lid, leaving it ajar just a bit to allow steam to get out, but not enough that popcorn will fly out. Heat the pan to medium heat and let the popcorn do its thing. When the rapid popping slows to 2 seconds between pops, take it off the heat so it won’t burn. Usually takes about 5 minutes total.
Salt well, shake and serve!