Everyone is always looking for the perfect popcorn to butter ratio. Don’t forget the salt too! I’m pretty sure I found the perfect ratio and coating strategy through my mother-in-law. Popcorn is almost a nightly affair in their house. When I first began eating their popcorn, I knew she had nailed the perfect ratio, so I asked. I watched her methods so that I could recreate the perfect popcorn that will not leave things soggy, under-flavored or too salty. So, what’s her recipe and strategy?
How to Make Perfect Popcorn
Making the perfect popcorn is not only about the ratios. I have learned it is also about the technique. The technique takes a bit of practice, but I’ve learned that it is part of the trick of making non-soggy popcorn. You are going to love this popcorn, and the microwave stuff, although easier, will pale in comparison.
Popcorn Recipe (Yields 8 cups)
1/3 cup un-popped kernels (affiliate)
3 Tbsp butter
2 tsp salt (or alternative seasoning)
Pop the popcorn in your air popper (affiliate). Put it in your bowl. You won’t want a really tall bowl because it will be harder to toss. Add 1/3 of the butter and 3/4 tsp salt and quickly toss to prevent sogginess. Tossing takes a bit of practice and wrist action. You will quickly push the bowl away from you, and with a wrist flip, fly it into the air and catch again. Flip a few times. Repeat all the steps until all of the butter and salt is incorporated. Enjoy!
I said you could use an alternative seasoning. I love the salt, but here are some other fun options:
Powdered Alfredo Sauce Package
I hope you enjoy making some air popped popcorn for you family. You might enjoy our fun Friday traditions, including a movie night. Adopting traditions like this would be the perfect opportunity to add in popcorn to the mix. I love, love, love watching my kids watch popcorn pop.