Popcorn on the Stovetop

Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 9 minutes
Servings 2 People
Author Dave


  • 1/3 Cup Popcorn Any type of kernels
  • 1 Tbsp Oil High smoke point preffered
  • To Taste Popcorn Salt Popcorn salt has smaller grains, but any salt will work


  • Put oil in vessel and place on medium heat.
  • Add 2 or 3 kernels to the oil immediately.
  • When test kernels pop add the rest of the kernels and turn the burner to high.
  • Frequently agitate to ensure the popcorn don't burn.
  • Once the popping noise stops, take off heat and place into a bowl.
  • Toss with salt while still hot and serve.


  • I use a Whirlypop, but a covered bowl will work just as well as long as it is covered (YouTube Alton Brown's popcorn making)
  • Cooking time varies by your stove's burner output, adjust as needed.