Perfect popcorn

Try adding some flavors like grated parmesan cheese or smoked paprika to make cheesy or smoky popcorn.

Popcorn 311 (photo credit: Courtesy)
Popcorn 311
(photo credit: Courtesy)
PERFECT POPCORNMakes 3 1/2 to 4 quarts
3 tablespoons peanut oil3 ounces popcorn kernels, approximately 1/2 cup1/2 teaspoon popcorn salt3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1. Place the oil, popcorn and salt in a large, 6-quart, metal mixing bowl. Cover with heavy-duty aluminum foil and poke 10 slits in the top with a knife.
2. Place the bowl over medium heat and shake constantly using a pair of tongs to hold the bowl. Continue shaking until the popcorn finishes popping, approximately 3 minutes.
3. Remove the bowl from the heat and carefully remove the foil. Stir in any salt that is on the side of the bowl.
4. Melt the butter in the microwave. Slowly drizzle over the popcorn, while spinning the bowl. Serve immediately.