Plain popcorn recipe

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Plain popcorn recipe

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Spatter guard!


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Servings:Serves 8 - Makes 2 litres of popcorn, see dried corn to popped corn
Calories per serving:68
Ready in:15 minutes
Prep. time:5 minutes
Cook time:10 minutes
Recipe author:Chef
First published:21st January 2013

This is the basis for most of our flavoured popcorn recipes.


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  • 75 g popping corn
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower oil


  1. On a high heat, heat the oil in a large pan
  2. Add just a few kernels of popping corn and close the lid
  3. When they pop, your oil is ready, tip the rest of the popping corn into the oil and quickly close the lid
  4. Holding the lid with oven gloves, shimmy the pan so the corn will be covered with the oil
  5. When all of the activity has ceased, remove the lid and pour into a large bowl
  6. At this point you can sprinkle with salt and eat, or move to the next stage of your recipe

Chef's notes

Covering the pan with a spatter guard instead of a lid will allow the moisture to escape which makes for a far better pop corn without making too much mess.


Go to our popcorn recipes page!

Use garlic olive oil for a lightly flavoured snack. Be careful not to burn olive oil, it has a lower burning point that sunflower oil


Not all supermarkets seem to sell popping corn. If you are having a job locating it, most health food shops sell it. Our local Waitrose also stocks popping corn in various sized packets.

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