1. Add the oil and three popcorn kernels to the pot. Cover and apply medium high heat.
  2. Wait. Listen for the third kernel to pop. Be patient. Shake the pan a little bit if it makes you feel better.
  3. When the third kernel pops, remove the lid and add the rest of the corn, then shake to coat the kernels. Replace the cover.
  4. As the kernels start to pop, hold the cover on and shake the pot up and down every 15 seconds or so. You want to keep all the kernels in the oil and most of the puffs out.
  5. As the popping slows, be ready to empty the pot into a large bowl.
  6. Remove the lid and dump the corn into the bowl.
  7. Apply melted butter and mix gently. See Notes below.
  8. Sprinkle salt and pepper over the top and mix gently.
  9. Hold warm or serve at room temperature.


Serves 2 at the very least.

Notes and Tips

Updates 2023-01-08