Movie night! Is there anything as wonderful as sitting on your couch, snuggled in a blanket, with a big bowl of buttery popcorn while you watch your favorite movie? Unlike the theater, you don’t have to deal with strangers chit chatting throughout the film, you can pause it when you need to hit the bathroom, and the popcorn you make at home doesn’t cost you 8 bucks. Plus, you can sprawl on the couch, wear your comfiest pajamas, and bundle up in a warm, cosy blanket.
You can use normal salt here and skip the garlic flavor, but try it with garlic salt at least once. It’s delicious and y favorite popcorn flavor. Grab and handful, put on your movie, and get an ice cold beverage of your choice (beer, lemonade, soda, sparkling water, wine- whatever says movie night to you) and enjoy!
1/3 cup tablespoons popcorn kernels
3 tablespoons canola, corn or safflower oil
3 tablespoons melted butter
Garlic salt, to taste
In a 6 quart heavy bottomed pot with lid, add your oil and popcorn. Cook over medium-high heat while shaking the pan back and forth. Once you hear the first kernels pop, shake very vigorously (this prevents scorched popcorn). Once the popping slows down to 1 or 2 pops every few seconds, take the popcorn off the heat. Drizzle over the melted butter and shake on some garlic salt. Put the lid back on, and shake it vigorously to distribute the butter and salt. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed. Pour into a large bowl and enjoy (I will no judge you if you drizzle on additional melted butter).