I know. Fifty years ago, this blogpost would be entirely unnecessary. But then again, cyberworld didn’t exist as we know it, so here we are.
I quit buying microwave popcorn a long time ago due to the unhealthy nature of the GMO corn, the teflon in the bag, and of course combining all that with the potentially harmful effects from the microwave…Well, it just sounded like a recipe for disaster to me.
Not all that long ago, we didn’t have to worry about being able to find GMO-free corn to pop. Sadly, today, about 80% of corn grown in the United States is genetically modified.
The simple solution? Go back to the good old-fashioned way of popping corn that is GMO-free, just like I learned by watching my dad as a girl.
I’ve found an affordable GMO-free corn for popping at Tropical Traditions!
To make popcorn without a microwave, simply heat about half an inch of coconut oil (amount depends on size of your pot) in a large Dutch oven or stainless steel stew pot.
With lid handy, pour in just enough popcorn to make a dense, single layer.
Keeping heat at medium high/high, place lid back on pot and stand by, ready to adjust heat up or down if necessary. It only takes a few minutes!
The pot will fill to almost the top (or maybe overflow if you put too much popcorn in).
Our family’s favorite way to season our popcorn is with sea salt and Spike.
The boys love it!
Can you tell?
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