I almost thought those days were gone until the other day when I made homemade popcorn in my cast iron skillet. Popping popcorn in my cast iron skillet brought back all the memories of cooking popcorn when I was a child. Even my 5 year old son thought it was just as hilarious to watch the kernels pop as I once did. The best thing is, it was just as easy to make as I remember and you can use a skillet to make popcorn at home or while camping.
Making homemade popcorn in your cast iron skillet is as easy as 1 2 3. First, measure a fourth cup of oil into the skillet and place a single kernel of corn on the bottom and cover. If you are using a stove you will want to put the heat on a medium to high heat. Once that single kernel pops you are will want to cover the bottom of the skillet with a single layer of kernels and cover with a lid. If you really want to give your kids something to remember, do not cover the kernels with a lid. As the kernels begin to pop, with a lid over the skillet, shake the skillet around in a circular motion to make sure all the kernels get popped. When the popping begins to slow between kernels, remove the skillet from the stove, or campfire, so you do not burn your popcorn, that is unless you like burned popcorn. Let the popcorn and skillet cool a little bit, season with whatever toppings you like and you are ready to serve.
It is just that easy and now you are ready to enjoy homemade popcorn with your family and friends. Whether at home or at the campsite, you will be able to enjoy homemade popcorn from your cast iron skillet no matter where you are. The next time you are at the store picking out some popcorn for the night, put that microwave popcorn down and buy some kernels and make your own popcorn new memories for you and your kids. Their memories will last almost as long as your cast iron skillet.
James Zolinski invites you to visit http://www.IronPotCooking.com to watch videos about cooking with and cleaning your cast iron cookware. While you are there you will also find some delicious recipes to try cooking in your own cast iron cookware. http://EzineArticles.com/6950148
Remember those good ol days when the family would gather around the family table or sofa and spend some family time together playing games and eating popcorn? I remember those days, I also remember when popcorn required some attention and did just entail sticking a prepackaged bag of kernels into a microwave.
I miss the days when you would help dad get out the kernels, pour them into the popcorn maker and watch it pop. That is right, you could actually watch the kernels popping into popcorn, and as a kid that was one of the most fun things to watch.