Norman's Stove-Top Popcorn

With so little oil, this is lighter than store-bought. Use a glass lid to watch the fun!


Makes about 4 cups
Total time: 10 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Total: 10 Minutes


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


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.

September 2010