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Stove Top Popcorn, circa 1953

It’s Saturday night – what does that mean? Movie night!! What do you need with movie night? Old Fashioned Popcorn!! So much better than microwave popcorn…microwave popcorn has chemicals, yuck.
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 cups
Author: Ali


  • 3 tablespoons oil - I use sunflower oil
  • 1 cup popping corn
  • salt just a bit


  • Step one - put the cold pot on the cold stove (don't turn it on yet) and fill it with a thin layer of oil. Then add the popping corn (still, don't turn the stove on yet) and shake the pot back and forth so all of the kernels are covered.
  • Now...turn the stove on to level 7 ish and do not cover the pot yet.
  • Once you see the fist kernel pop, put the lid on.
  • Every so often, you need to shake the pot back and forth.
  • Flying popcorn! Take the pot off the stove and let it cool for about 1 minute.
  • Get out a big bowl....like a really big bowl. Dish it out, add some salt and eat it up!