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The Popcorn Secret That No One is Telling You


  • 1/2 cup popcorn - Orville Redenbacher Original is our favorite
  • 2 Tablespoons oil - peanut vegetable, coconut, canola - whatever your preference
  • 2 Tablespoons butter - the real stuff
  • Morton's Popcorn Salt


  • Put oil and butter in a large heavy bottom pot over medium heat until oil is heated and butter is melted.
  • Add popcorn and cover with a lid, leaving an opening for steam. I use an oversized lid so the steam can escape, but the pot is covered.
  • As the kernels begin to pop shake the pan slightly. When the popping slows down, remove from heat. I let mine sit for a bit in case there are any kernels that are still popping.
  • I pour a third of the popcorn into the bowl, salt to taste, and then repeat with the remaining popcorn.
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