I am a popcorn junkie. Seriously. I can be found watching old X-File reruns with a huge bowl of popcorn in my lap at least a couple of times a week. A few years ago, I started to shy away from microwave popcorn because I didn't want all of the extra stuff in my body. I switched completely to air popped popcorn. Over time, I started to add more and more butter and eventually I realized my air popped popcorn was no longer a good alternative. I needed something better. Then I discovered popcorn made on the stove top with coconut oil. I went to a book club meeting and the hostess has a huge bowl of popcorn. It was delicious, amazing even and it wasn't flavored with tons of butter, instead it had been made with coconut oil. I was hooked, especially when I found out how easy it is to make.
You will need:
1/2 Cup Popcorn Kernels
3 TBSP Virgin Coconut Oil
A large pot with a lid
Salt, to taste
When the popcorn starts to pop, start shaking the popcorn. You can do this two ways, either shake the pot back and forth as it sits on the burner, or my preferred way is to lift the pot off the burner every five or 6 seconds and shake it. Wait until you hear 2 or 3 seconds between each pop. Remove from heat.
I personally love to use coconut oil instead of other methods. I love how natural it is. It is pure oil, not partially hydrogenated, and it is absolutely delicious.