We don’t have a microwave at home – So we’ve started making popcorn on the stove.
Jim wanted to top our most recent batch with Old Bay – I suggested the accompaniment of brown butter … it turned out to be a match made in heaven:
Ingredients: serves 2
- 1/3 cup popcorn kernels
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 healthy tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1-2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning
- Begin heating vegetable oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat and add 3 popcorn kernels.
- Cover saucepan with the lid (leaving a small gap for steam to escape) and wait until you hear 1 kernel pop.
- Immediately add the rest of the popcorn kernels with the pan and cover.
- Remove pan from heat and swirl kernels around inside for exactly 30 seconds (this heats them evenly and coats them well with the oil).
- Place pan back onto the heat and shake it back and forth across the burner – Be sure to leave a small gap in the lid for steam to escape! Otherwise you will end up with soggy popcorn :(
- Continue shaking until you hear the popping of kernels begin to slow down (this can take a few minutes) and immediately remove from heat to prevent them from burning.
- Transfer popcorn to a large bowl.
- Meanwhile, heat butter over medium-high heat in a small saucepan and swirl until the butter begins to develop small brown flecks at the bottom.
- Once butter begins to brown and develops a lovely nutty aroma, quickly remove from heat and pour over popcorn.
- Sprinkle popcorn with Old Bay and toss to coat.