Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown
Show: Good Eats
Episode: Pop Culture
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Perfect Popcorn
Total:
8 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
3 min
Yield:
3 1/2 to 4 quarts
Level:
Easy
Total:
8 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
3 min
Yield:
3 1/2 to 4 quarts
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 3 ounces popcorn kernels, approximately 1/2 cup
  • 1/2 teaspoon popcorn salt
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter

Directions

Place the oil, popcorn and salt in a large, 6-quart, metal mixing bowl. Cover with heavy-duty aluminum foil and poke 10 slits in the top with a knife.

Place the bowl over medium heat and shake constantly using a pair of tongs to hold the bowl. Continue shaking until the popcorn finishes popping, approximately 3 minutes.

Remove the bowl from the heat and carefully remove the foil. Stir in any salt that is on the side of the bowl.

Melt the butter in the microwave. Slowly drizzle over the popcorn, while spinning the bowl. Serve immediately.

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