Olive Oil Popcorn
Popcorn is the perfect snack. It’s whole-grain healthy, addictively tasty and easy to experiment with. It’s traditional to toss it with lots of melted butter, but you’ll find that olive oil works just as well—and it’s a lot better for you.
1/2 cup popcorn kernels
a sprinkle or two sea salt and freshly ground pepper
2 more Tablespoons olive oil
Continue heating until the first kernel or two pops. Cover the pot with a lid or sauté pan, leaving a gap for the steam to escape so the popcorn doesn’t get soggy.
Listen to the popcorn. It will gradually increase in cadence until it’s popping continuously. Eventually it will start to slow down. When it does, turn the heat down to low, and, after a minute or two it will stop popping. Turn off the heat and generously season the popcorn, splashing in the second 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Toss everything together until combined well. The olive oil will help the seasoning adhere.