Movie Star Popcorn

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With all of the artificial ingredients and disregard of our health in the store-bought microwave popcorn, I've been making homemade popcorn every weekend the old-fashioned way. I like to use peanut oil due to its high smoke point, but if you have allergies, then substitute vegetable oil.

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Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
Servings:
5
Yield:
10 cups

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons peanut oil

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • ½ cup unpopped popcorn

  • ½ teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Heat the oil in a 2 to 3 quart saucepan or pot with a lid set over medium-high heat. Pour in popcorn kernels and sprinkle enough salt to lightly cover the layer of kernels. Remember, you can always add more salt later. Add the butter to the pot and cover with the lid.

  2. As soon as the kernels start to pop, shake the pan back and forth across the burner constantly until the popping slows down. As soon as the pops are about 2 seconds apart, remove from the heat and pour into a serving bowl. Taste, and season with additional salt if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

187 Calories
14g Fat
15g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 187
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 266mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 3g
Calcium 4mg 0%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 60mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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