My husband and I both love popcorn. Him slightly more than me. We watch a lot of movies. But we do it not for the movie, rather for the popcorn that must accompany any movie. Most of the time we stay in with a rental, but every once and awhile we get out to the show. I will confess that movie theater popcorn is one of our guilty junky food pleasures. We have actually been known to frequent movie theaters soley based on who has the best popcorn and who has free or cheap refills. Luckily for us, we have a theater that falls under best, cheapest and closest.
I have made popcorn at home for years in our Whirley Pop poppper (unfamiliar with it? Check it out here), but it never measured up to the tasty pleasures of movie theater popcorn. That is until I discovered coconut oil and started popping with it. It took me a few tries but I quickly put together the right combonation of ingredients to please my taste buds. I can not get enough of my popcorn. I could easily eat it every night…and I almost do. It is a totally different taste than movie theater popcorn…it is much much better, plus much healthier.
So are you ready?! Here is my very favorite popcorn recipe ever:
1-2 Tbs Coconut Oil (Depending on my mood. I load it up or dull it down by varying the amount)
4 Tbs (Half Stick) Butter
1/2 cup popcorn kernels
Fresh Ground Himalayan Pink Salt
Simply add the oil, butter and popcorn to the Whirley Pop over medium heat and stir continually until popping slows/stops. The key is the constant stirring and my butter does not scorch. The popcorn is filled with even buttery taste but does not require another step of melting butter to apply on top. Nor do you get soggy popcorn from pouring butter on top after popping.
After popping is complete, remove from heat and begin pouring into a bowl. I pour it out in about 4 intervals while adding ground salt between layers. I am very generous with the salt. This is one of the keys to my loving this popcorn so much
Thats it! That’s my go to popcorn recipe. I really can’t help myself…all this talk about popcorn, I may just need to make myself a batch right now.
A note regarding GMO risk ingredients:
Popcorn: Be sure to check into the brand of popcorn your are using to see if they grow GMO or Non GMO corn, or if in doubt, buy organic.
Butter: Use from grass fed cows or organic
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