How do I make popcorn with butter? With my recipe here you can make homemade popcorn with butter and salt, caramelized popcorn candy with salted caramel, barbecue, but also with flavors you like, with various herbs and spices like paprika and even cheese. To make perfect homemade popcorn, we need a thick, medium-sized saucepan with a lid. Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium to high heat.

Shake the pan to coat the base with the oil. When the oil is burned pour 3-4 corn crumbs and wait for them to pop and open. Once the tasting popcorn has opened, we throw the rest of the corn in a row. That is to say, make a thin layer on the bottom of the pot. Stir in all the corn oil. Put a lid on the pan and pull it out of the heat and wait just half a second.

Then we put the popcorn back on fire. They wait a bit and all of a sudden they start to crack and open at the same time in just a few seconds. Put the lid sideways to allow steam to pop out and breathe to make it more crisp when opened. As they crack and make noise, we shake the pot to help them open.

When the noise from the corn cracks stops and the roar subsides, in a matter of seconds, the pan is ready. It means everything is open. Immediately pour into a large bowl.

To make the popcorn with butter, put the butter in the empty hot pan to melt. I let the butter protein burn a little more and get the aromas of beur noisete. To make the butter beur noisete, leave it on fire to turn a dark golden color. So the aromas of butter and its taste are more intense and they become much tastier. Pour the popcorn with the hot butter and shake the bowl to make it buttery. Sprinkle with salt.


  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil or extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup of high quality popcorn kernels
  • 1 Tbsp or more (to taste) of butter (optional)
  • Salt to taste

Tips for homemade popcorn: If you’re wondering how we make popcorn, I tell you it’s not hard at all. The only hard thing is to keep the popcorn light, not to burn whatever is at the bottom of the pot, because then they will bitter.


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