Real Buttered Popcorn



  1. Put the vegetable oil in a pot over medium-high heat.
  2. Add 3 kernels of popcorn and cover the pot.
  3. Put the butter in a saucepan over low heat; when the butter melts, remove the pot from the heat.
  4. When the 3 kernels pop, remove the lid from the pot and add the remaining corn.
  5. Cover and shake the pot once or twice, holding the lid on.
  6. Cook, shaking occasionally, as the corn begins to pop.
  7. Adjust the heat - and remove the pot from the burner briefly if needed.
  8. Remove the pot from the heat 3 to 5 minutes after adding the corn,
  9. Pour the popcorn into a bowl, drizzle with the butter, and sprinkle with a big pinch of salt.
  10. Toss.