We love having people over and playing games, sitting around a campfire and talking. A good yummy snack that can be made on stove top or over the fire is ... Popcorn! While we were camping though we had questions like how did you make popcorn without a microwave. Some things that have been done for many years we have forgotten or never been taught because we have the microwave. So here is a small description to make some yummy popcorn over the stove.
What you will need: A heating source, Oil, popcorn, pot with a lid, and some flavored topping to put on top.. Your heating source can be a stove either electric or gas or go natural and put it over a fire pit. (If you have a gas stove make sure you are in a ventilated area or have the fan turned on.) You will need your choice of oil. This will make the popcorn flavor taste the way you want. Try different ones to see what you like. Such as... Canola, olive, coconut, grape seed or one of your choice. There are many others out there so experiment and see what taste you like. (If you want to use the fire pit wait for your hot fire's flames to be down and have created some very hot coals. Place the pot of popcorn over a wire wrack that sits just above the coals or for a small fire just sit above where the flames are licking.)
Put popcorn in your pan so it covers the whole bottom and drizzle oil over so it just covers it. Put heat at around 7 for an electric or gas stove or just over medium heat. Cover with lid, propped just a little to vent and watch the oil heat up and the popcorn to start popping!
When the popcorn is pushing on the lid I start pouring it into my big bowl but a little at a time so the bottom where it is still popping can be put back on the stove to continue popping.
I like to top my popcorn with a butter and salt flavor. The Jolly time makes it taste just like movie theater popcorn. Eat and Enjoy!
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