Something about making our own food is so rewarding and enjoyable. If you think cooking is fun, it’s time to try out popping your very own batch of popcorn. No need for any advanced cooking skills or knowledge as anyone and everyone can make popcorn on the stove. Of course lah, please be cautious and still adhere to standard kitchen safety rules, especially when children are around. Aside from that, feel free to be creative and learn along the way. Who knows? You may eventually master making popcorn from scratch, and you can be a hao lian to all your friends.
As long as you follow these steps in order, we can guarantee that your popcorn will turn out perfect – fluffy, crunchy, and shiok!
1. Pour and heat the oil in the pan
Not to say that the whole process of making popcorn is very chim, but there are some things you have to pay attention to, like the type of oil you want to use. For starters, you want the oil to be hot, but not hot until it splatters and can potentially burn the corn. Hence, we recommend using oil that has a higher smoking point, such as coconut oil and canola oil, which movie theatres also use. If you want to be atas a bit, then avocado oil and grapeseed oil are also good options.
2. Put the kernels into the pan
Before dumping the whole cup of raw corn kernels into the pan, you want to start by putting in a few kernels first to see if the temperature of the oil is suitable. Just agak agak lah, around three to four kernels is enough. Remember ah, the oil should not be smoking. Once those few pieces of kernels have popped, proceed to pour the entire kernels into the pan. Shake the pan to form an even layer of kernels to ensure all of them will be cooked evenly.
3. Cover the pan with the lid
Once all the kernels have been placed in the pan, quickly cover the pan with the lid and reduce the heat to medium. This is where you need to be alert as you have to listen to the sounds of the kernels popping. While you shake the pan every once in a while, the kernels should be popping continuously and at the same time. If you hear that the popping sounds have slowed down, you can start to turn off the heat and remove the pan from the stove.
All in all, the cooking time should take less than five minutes. If go on for too long, the popcorn will confirm be burnt, so don’t say we never warned you beforehand hor.
4. Pour the popcorn into a bowl
This step is up to you already. When the popcorn is done, simply pour it into a bowl or cup, and you can season it with any seasoning you like. Butter, salt, cheese. Aiyah, you can even prepare your own homemade seasoning if you have the time to do so. Sounds mafan, but very worth it, we assure you.
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Or else, nothing wrong with taking the easy way out lah. We won’t judge. From the best salted butter popcorn in Singapore to locally inspired popcorn flavours like Milo Dinosaur and Brown Sugar, all our popcorn creations are made by heart, so quality is and will never be compromised. We also offer a Home-Use Cotton Candy Maker for those wanting to make fresh cotton candy at home.