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How to Make the Most Amazing Popcorn at Home

Here's a recipe for how to make the most amazing homemade popcorn with a simple pot on the stove. This popcorn is easy, quick to make and the tastiest popcorn in the world.
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 4 mins
Total Time 6 mins
Course beer snacks, party food, snacks
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people
Calories 269 kcal


  • Large stock pot with a colander lid


  • 75 g popcorn kernels 80ml
  • 30 g butter (2 tbsp) melted
  • ¼ tsp sea salt start with this, add more if you like
  • 2 tbsp peanut oil or coconut, canola or any high-smoke point oil


  • Melt the butter in the microwave or in a small pan.
  • Get a large pot with a colander lid and add the oil and two kernels. Put the lid on and heat on high and wait for the sound of the kernels to pop.
    The perfect pot for making popcorn.
  • Once the kernels pop, immediately add the rest of the kernels and place the lid on. Turn down to medium heat and swirl the pot in circles to keep the kernels moving and prevent burning.
  • Once you hear about 2 seconds in between pops then turn off the heat. Immediately take off the lid to allow the steam to escape.
  • Add the butter and sprinkle the salt from high above the pot to allow even distribution. Toss in the pot to mix well.
    Popcorn finished in the pot.
  • Enjoy!


Never walk away from the pot on the stove while it's heating or the oil could catch fire. 
Small amounts of oil can splash out of the pot through the holes in the colander lid. Turn the holes away from you while cooking to prevent this.
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