Sure you can nuke popcorn in the microwave in a matter of seconds, but really
now...how much fun is that? Not to mention, the kitchen will now smell like
popcorn for 12 hours. If you want to pop some kernals the old fashioned way -
over the flame of of a campfire or fireplace, nothing compares to Rome's original
popcorn poppers - available in 2 designs.
Heat a couple of tablespoons of canola oil in the pan, add about 1/4 cup of
kernals and spread evenly. Hold over flame or heat source. Do not stick in the
coals. Cook, shaking from time to time listening for the kernals to start popping.
When the popping dies down, remove from heat and check to see if the popcorn
is done. You can expect there to always be a some unpopped kernals, because
if you try to pop every last one, you'll probably burn the kernals that already popped.