A Lot of Hot Air
I refuse to eat popcorn if it is tasteless or soggy. I want it to be like movie popcorn, or the kind we watched being made as kids in a pan with hot oil, probably Crisco which is not what I would suggest be used today. If you are old enough to even know what I am talking about, and you would like to show your kids how to make popcorn in a pan, over a stove burner, be sure to use butter or canola oil instead of Crisco. If you still do not know what I am referring to and thinking I mean Jiffy Pop, I don’t. If you make Jiffy Pop, do not use any Crisco, butter or oil, it is in the pan already.
Believe it or not, there are many kids and young adults who are alive today that have no idea that popcorn can be made any other way than in the microwave. A great invention, it is hard to believe it was invented approximately 25 years ago. Great invention, unless it gets burnt.
Somewhere in all of this popcorn history, the hot air popper was invented. I remember making popcorn in one and trying to eat it without butter, what a joke. Popcorn plain is not really enjoyable at all.
Okay, enough ramblings of hot air, onto the recipe:
Hot air popcorn popper. Know how to operate yours.
Seasonings: there are many. You can purchase popcorn seasonings ready made or make your own using butter and/or oil and dry spices, cocoa or envelopes of seasonings like taco, cheese sauce, ranch, barbecue, Mrs. Dash, pepper or salt.