Saturday, June 09, 2007
Popcorn for Dummies
I am probably the only person in the world that didn't know (until about a week ago) that one could make popcorn in a regular pan on the stove. Growing up my family always had a popcorn maker and I assumed one had to have one - or else go with the microwave variety - in order to pop popcorn. Not so. And it's way easy. Just put 2 tablespoons oil and three kernels in a heavy 3-quart pan with a lid (by the way, All-Clad makes the best pans ever), put it over medium heat until one pops, then dump in 1/3 cup popcorn and shake the pan over the heat until they all pop.
I got a little thrill doing it for the first time. I love learning new things (even if they are things that everyone else knows already). I love popcorn, too. Ah, for the day when S is weaned and I can drown it in melted butter....