I love making my own popcorn. I started making it when we got rid of our microwave.
Today, my daughterwanted me to try making Smartfood popcorn to go with their movie this afternoon. I thought I’d give it a shot. It was simple and came out really well, with no chemicals!
Heat the coconut oil in a large soup pan on the stove (mine is about 12″ in diameter and 4″ deep) over medium-high heat.
When melted and starting to crackle, dump in the popcorn kernels. Shake gently to roll the popcorn in the hot oil. Cover (my lid is glass so I can see through).
In a minute the popcorn will start to pop. Meanwhile, heat the butter in small saucepan until melted. Set aside.
After a few minutes, the popping sound will start to die down. You can shake gently every few seconds if you wish, but I don’t always shake and it comes out fine.
When there is a 3 second interval between pops, and your pan is full of popcorn, shut off the heat. It’s done!
Pour contents into very large bowl, or two large bowls (this makes a lot!). Drizzle butter over bowls. Shake on some REAL Salt to taste.
Shake on the cheeses. I purchase the tubs of finely grated cheese with no fillers (not Kraft!) You can use freshly grated cheese if you want.
Cover the bowls and shake shake shake.