Our foolproof technique for making homemade popcorn calls for nothing more than oil, popping corn, and a hot dutch oven.
Yield: makes 6 1/2 CUPS
- 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
- 1⁄3 cup popping corn kernels
- 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.
- Add the remaining corn kernels, cover pot with lid, and shake the pot to coat the kernels with oil until you hear popping sounds.
- Stop shaking, and listen carefully until the popping stops, about five minutes.