3 tablespoons vegetable oil
¾ cup of popcorn kernels
3 tablespoons butter, melted
Put a 6 quart pot with a lid on the stove over medium heat.
Add the vegetable oil and wait 3 minutes for the oil to heat up.
Add the popcorn kernels.
Shake the pot around to make sure the kernels are covered in oil and in a single layer in the bottom of your pot.
Cover the pot with a lid, but tilt it so the steam can escape.
When you hear the first kernels start to pop, shake the pot to move the kernels around.*
When there are 2 seconds between pops, turn off the stove and remove your pot.
Pour your popcorn into a bowl. Add melted butter and salt to taste.
*Don’t leave your popcorn. Cooking popcorn smells delicious. Burnt popcorn does not and it only take a minute to burn.