Stovetop Popcorn

Popcorn made the “old fashioned” way, on the stovetop, is one of my favorites. We generally make microwaved, since it is an easy snack for the kids to make themselves, but if I’m making it — I use the stove.

And my iron pan.

A thin layer of oil on the bottom, enough popcorn to coat the base, lid and a dial set on med-high. Patience.

popcorn on the stove popping

Vent the side a bit to let steam escape; be careful for flying kernels.

salt for stovetop popcorn

Sea salt.

popcorn on the stove

A big pot of popcorn.

With some melted butter and sea salt — divine.