Thursday, November 29, 2012


I have a confession to make.  I'm addicted.  I'm addicted to popcorn.  

Last Saturday when my husband and I went to Jamesport for their Step Back Into Time Christmas Festival and Craft Show, we went out to the H & M Country Store so I could get a few things I needed.  This was the first time my husband had been.  He was worse than a kid in a candy store.  We walked out with several things he wanted to try.  

One of them was blue popcorn (kernels).  I had never seen blue popcorn before.  I don't think he had either. (It is a hybrid popcorn.  It has its own flavor, a little sweeter than normal popcorn and not a lot of hulls.)

We came home and I researched how to cook popcorn on the stove.  It has been a long time since we have made any popcorn that wasn't microwave popcorn.  Actually we quit eating popcorn for the most part when we started following Sugar Busters.  I have discussed Sugar Busters in an earlier post.

Anyway he has "worked" on his recipe for several nights, and has decided he has it perfected.  We had a skillet that he used for stir fry that I had just talked him into donating to Hillcrest Thrift Shop because he hadn't used it in years.  He got it out of car (he was going to take it the next time he went to volunteer.) and brought it in to use.


4   tablespoons of canola oil
1/2  cup + 1  tablespoon of popcorn kernels

Measure oil into (deep) skillet and place 3 kernels in it over medium high heat.

Cover and wait for the 3 kernels to pop.

Add the rest of the kernels. 

Cover with lid and shake the skillet around to cover all the kernels with oil and place on burner.  (It will start popping almost immediately.)

Remove from heat when the popping stops.  The result.

The interesting thing about the blue popcorn is that the kernels are blue but the popped popcorn is white.  It does have a different taste from traditional yellow popcorn kernels, but I really like it.  So now if you see blue popcorn in the store, maybe you will try it.  Let me know if you do.


  1. Your eldest son loves to make popcorn this way!

  2. lol. He was so funny. Each night he made it he changed the recipe. I had to wait until he was totally satisfied with it. The blue popcorn is really good tasting.