Popcorn is one of my favourite snacks. I love it plain, salted or pretty much with any flavouring. Problem is, I don’t have a microwave. I used to have to buy bags of popped popcorn from the store, but not any more!
Recently I’ve been popping popcorn in my Dutch Oven, and let me tell you, it is the tastiest popcorn I’ve ever had!
The below proportions fill a 5 quart Dutch oven, but you can make a smaller batch too, just use less!
You can use alternative oils, but coconut oil has been my favourite.
Dutch Oven Popcorn
- 1/4 cup coconut oil (or other)
- 2/3 cup popcorn kernels
Place oil in your Dutch oven and allow to melt on medium heat.
Throw in a few test popcorn kernels and place the lid on the pot. Do not remove the lid until you hear all of the test kernels pop! When this happens, your oil is hot enough!
Remove your lid, and put your 2/3 cup kernels in the pot, and replace the lid. Pick up your pot carefully and ‘swish’ it around so all kernels become coated in oil. Place back on the heat.
You’ll start to hear popping soon. Again, do not remove the lid! ‘Swish’ the pot a few times during the process.
When the popping slows to a couple seconds between pops, remove the Dutch oven from the heat, keeping the lid on. Allow to sit until all activity has stopped.
It is then ready to season and serve! If you like to salt your popcorn, try buzzing your salt in a grinder or blender. It will stick better!
Let me know if you give this a try, and thanks for stopping by!