Basic Popcorn

  • Serves

    makes 6 1/2 CUPS

Our foolproof technique for making homemade popcorn calls for nothing more than oil, popping corn, and a hot dutch oven.


  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 13 cup popping corn kernels


Step 1

In a large pot with a tight fitting lid, heat the vegetable oil with 3 kernels of corn over medium heat until the kernels pop.

Step 2

Add the remaining corn kernels, cover pot with lid, and shake the pot to coat the kernels with oil until you hear popping sounds.

Step 3

Stop shaking, and listen carefully until the popping stops, about five minutes.

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