Kate's Cuisine

Feb 23 2014

Popcorn

Popcorn

Popcorn might not be the most sophisticated or gourmet thing you’ll ever make, but I’ll let you in on a little secret. If you buy actual kernels of corn rather than the pre-packaged microwave stuff, you’ll save yourself mega bucks and will be able to flavour the popcorn however you want. Outlined here is the typical butter-and-salt variety, but you can try garlic powder, Italian spices, Parmesan, caramel and more!

1/2 cup vegetable oil $0.55
1/2 cup popcorn kernels $0.17
3 tablespoons butter, melted $0.18
Salt $0.01

Total cost $0.91
Cost per serving $0.23

1.) Place vegetable oil in a very large pot over medium heat. When oil is hot, place about three kernels inside to test. If kernels pop, the oil is ready and you can add the remainder of the kernels.

2.) Place a lid over top of the pot and, while keeping over the heat, shake regularly to ensure that both popped and uncooked kernels do not burn. Cook for about three to five minutes. Make sure you don’t wait until you no longer hear popping, as this too will cause the kernels to burn. Check to ensure that enough kernels have popped before taking the pot off the heat entirely.

3.) Pour melted butter over top, sprinkle with salt, and shake one last time to thoroughly combine.

4.) Serve and enjoy!

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