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Norman's Stove-Top Popcorn

Total time 10 mins
Yield Makes about 4 cups
With so little oil, this is lighter than store-bought. Use a glass lid to watch the fun!


  • 1/3 cup popcorn kernels
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

How to Make It

  1. Combine kernels and oil in a heavy 3-qt. saucepan. Cover with lid, and cook over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes or until kernels begin to pop. Cook, shaking pan often, 2 more minutes or until popping slows. Transfer popcorn to a serving bowl. Drizzle with butter, and sprinkle warm popcorn with kosher salt and pepper; toss to coat.