Popcorn – How to Make Perfect Stovetop Popcorn

Stovetop popcorn

Stovetop popcorn is really fun to make at home especially when the kids are around, I love popcorn because is a healthy snack when little sugar or salt is added to it.

Popcorn and movie are inseparable it activates and keeps you busy even while you see your choice movie without been bored until the movie ends.

Growing up as kids I and my siblings enjoy watching my mum make popcorn particularly when the kernels start popping, there is this kind of joy we derive from that sound.

In Nigeria popcorn goes by the following names, in Yoruba is called guguru, yaduwa in Hausa, Igbo is Oka agbara agba. Is best combine with groundnut commonly known as guguru and epa.

People may ask is popcorn healthy?

Certainly, popcorn is a very healthy snack in as much as the oil used in popping the kernels are healthy oil and not conceal in butter, cheese, salt, or sugar.

However, when looking out for a perfect stovetop kettle corn or popcorn from corn endeavor to make it simple. It contains fiber and has about 92 calories and 1 gram fat.

Is popcorn junk food?

The sweet answer to such a question is NO. Popcorn is whole grain which makes it good, the whole grain contains dietary fiber.

What is a popcorn kernel?

Popcorn also known as pop-corn, popped corn, or popcorns, is a type of corn kernel that expands and puffs up when heated; is the term also used to describe the food produced from the expansion of kernel.

How to Make Stovetop Popcorn Recipe


  • 1 cup popcorn kernels
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt or sugar


  1. Step one, in a deep pot, add the oil and heat for 1 minute over a medium heat
  2. Secondly, add in the popcorn kernels, after that, stir and cover
  3. Thirdly, allow to start popping on its own, shake the pot and keep it back to continue popping the kernels.
  4. Finally, when you notice the popping has reduced, shake again, allow to cook for few seconds then remove heat, sprinkle your salt or sugar thereafter shake to mix,

Transfer into a bowl

Serve and enjoy!

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