We made popcorn on the stove top for the first time today. It was so fun to watch the kernels turn into popcorn. William, my 3 year old was able to complete almost every step (with just a little help from me). Our favorite part was waiting for those first kernels to transform. It felt like it took ages, but when it finally happened, we were really excited.
Once the first kernels popped, we added the rest of the popping corn and shook, shook, shook the pot. It was a bit of work, but well worth it to watch the corn pop.
Once the popcorn was finished, we mixed it up with melted butter and salt.
It was the perfect treat to accompany our movie.
- 3 TBSP olive oil
- ½ cup popping corn
- salt and melted butter, to taste
- Coat a large skillet with the olive oil and heat over medium heat. Place three corn kernels in the pan and cover. Once the kernels pop, add the remainder of the popping corn. Cover and shake the pan until all of the corn pops.
- Pour the cooked popcorn into a bowl and drizzle with melted butter and salt. Stir and enjoy.
- Alternately, you can add cooked popcorn, butter, and salt to a paper lunch bag and let your kids shake it up. Then, they can eat it straight out of the bag.