The BEST Popcorn Recipe. The coconut oil makes it taste just like theatre popcorn. Give this healthy snack a try.
1 ½ Tbsp coconut oil
½ cup popcorn kernels
1 3-quart covered saucepan
Sea Salt to taste
1. Heat the coconut oil in a 3-quart saucepan on medium high heat until completely melted.
2. Put 3 or 4 popcorn kernels into the oil and cover the pan.
3. When the kernels pop, add the rest of the ½ cup of popcorn kernels in an even layer. Cover, remove from heat and count 30 seconds. This brings all of the other kernels to a near-popping temperature so they all pop at about the same time.
4. Return the pan to the heat. Once the popping starts, gently shake the pan by moving it back and forth over the burner. Try to keep the lid slightly ajar to let the steam from the popcorn release (the popcorn will be drier and crisper). Once the popping slows to several seconds between pops, remove the pan from the heat, remove the lid, and dump the popcorn immediately into a wide bowl.
5. Add sea salt to taste.
Note: If you add salt to the oil in the pan before popping, when the popcorn pops, the salt will be well distributed throughout the popcorn.