On facebook one of my friends was asking how to make popcorn, and I realized from the conversation that in this microwave world the art of popcorn-making is a dying skill, if not dead already. I've always liked real popcorn and couldn't stand the fad of the air-popped popcorn. My method is also safer than the method that has hot oil in an uncovered pan. This is it:
Easy to make but must have good stainless steel pot and cover.Just put in kernels to cover bottom of pot and a spoon or two of oil. Cover and start on high flame of similar diameter. When you hear popping shake a bit and keep covered. When it pops loudly again lower flame. When it quiets shake again. Turn off. Wait a few minutes before opening to add saltSorry, but I don't give exact measurements.
Also if you open too soon, the corn will pop all over the place. If you don't have enough oil, they won't pop.