For me at least, the best part about having a microwave was microwave popcorn. But no worries here — making popcorn on the stovetop is actually quite easy! What you need to do: add about 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil to a large pot with a tight lid and heat to medium. Put in 2 or 3 kernels and wait for them to pop. Then, add about 1/3 cup of popcorn kernels, put the lid on and gently move the pot around so the kernels get coated in oil. Take off heat when the popping slows down, move it to a bowl, and add desired toppings.
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