Perfect Stovetop Popcorn
There’s nothing better than some crunchy popcorn and a great movie to end a long day!
Microwave popcorn, though convenient is full of chemicals that I’d rather not have in my body. Even the bag is toxic!
I’m sure my seasoned real foodies don’t need a post like this. You’ve already been popping corn this way for years, no doubt. However, there are those at the beginning of their journey who need a real food basics post such as this! This is for them!
Stovetop popcorn, or kettlecorn is super easy to make and much healthier than even air-popped popcorn because there are healthy fats cooked right into it. It’s gluten-free so as long as you don’t have a corn allergy or are super-strict paleo, this will be a good snack choice for you.
I like to pack some into little containers and take it on trips to the park for a quick snack. You can also make popcorn balls, honey caramel corn and plenty of other fun things with it.
All you need to make Perfect Stovetop Popcorn is:
- a large stockpot (like this one)
- healthy oil like ghee, coconut oil, butter, or a mixture (I like coconut ghee)
- organic popcorn kernels
- salt (I like Real Salt)
- Place 1/2 cup of the oil into the stockpot.
- Allow to melt on medium-high heat and then add 1 cup of the popcorn kernels (for kettlecorn, add a tablespoon or so of coconut sugar).
- Cover the stockpot tightly with a lid.
- Wait for popcorn to just about stop popping and remove from stove.
- Pour into waiting bowls and sprinkle with salt.
- You may desire some extra pastured butter drizzled on your share (I like mine Italian-style sprinkled with oregano).
Be nourished. Be happy.
Enjoy your healthy popcorn!
Sarah is a wife, mom of 4, farm owner, and real food blogger at Real Food Outlaws. She is also an Master Herbalist and owns 90210 Organics, an Eco-boutique and Apothecary. She holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Clinical Nutrition from New York Chiropractic College and is a Clinical/Functional Nutritionist and Advanced Nutrition Response Testing™ Practitioner at Natural Health Improvement Center of South Jersey and Natural Health Improvement Center of Des Moines. You can often find her barefoot in the garden (or kitchen), or rummaging through a refrigerator (not necessarily her own).