is great comfort food, especially when paired with a cozy couch and your
favorite movie or TV show. Some people love the convenience of electric popcorn maker, and
others will just move by the stovetop method. For the sake of this tutorial, I will
dwell on the stove method. Popcorn made on a stovetop tastes great and unique, and it
doesn’t take as much time as you might think. Keep in mind that cooking with
oil is dangerous.
tricky. Not only do you want as many kernels as possible to pop, but you also
want to keep the kernels from burning at the bottom of the
popcorn making,is that the home made popcorn is made using the stovetop method,
while the commercial popcorn is made using the popcorn maker. The electric
popcorn maker can be locally constructed. The cost of the electric popcorn
maker ranges between #25,000 and #30,000
- Cook time: 10 minutes
- 3 Tbsp canola, peanut or
grapeseed oil (high smoke point oil)
- 1/3 cup of high quality popcorn
- 1 3-quart covered saucepan
- 2 Tbsp or more (to taste) of
- Salt to taste
medium high heat.
and cover the pan.
1/3 cup of popcorn kernels in an even layer. Cover, remove from heat and
count 30 seconds. (Count out loud; it’s fun to do with kids.) This method first
heats the oil to the right temperature, then waiting 30 seconds brings all of
the other kernels to a near-popping temperature so that when they are put back
on the heat, they all pop at about the same time.
should begin popping soon, and all at once. Once the popping starts in earnest,
gently shake the pan by moving it back and forth over the burner. Try to keep
the lid slightly ajar to let the steam from the popcorn release (the popcorn
will be drier and crisper). Once the popping slows to several seconds between
pops, remove the pan from the heat, remove the lid, and dump the popcorn
immediately into a wide bowl.
(I counted 4 unpopped kernels in my last batch), and nothing burns.
melt it by placing the butter in the now empty, but hot pan.
toppings better when it’s still warm.
butter instead of margarine.
low will slow cooking time.
Stick with the method that works best for you.
packaging is king. Who would buy half the products available if it wasn’t for
the beautiful bottles and boxes they came wrapped in? The same thing can be
applied to other products, without packaging value reduces.
by packaging it in specially branded nylon bags. Well packaged popcorn will
cost more than the one tied in transparent nylon bags and sold by the roadside.
For example, popcorn sold in Mr Biggs or Tantalizers will be more expensive
because of its packaging and the environment in which it is sold. So if you
want to make good profit, make your packaging standout.
packaging your popcorn, you can use a shredded paper or something different.
Make sure you package it uniquely.
the ingredients are relatively
inexpensive, and the finished product has considerable volume, which adds to
consumers’ perception of its value. A popcorn business can be fun as well as
profitable. It offers an opportunity to provide a widely enjoyed item and to
experiment with different seasonings, while working with reasonably
shelf-stable materials that offer healthy profit margins. You invest little and
interesting thing about the popcorn is its marketability. In some exalted
places like hotels and eateries, popcorn Is sold at outrageous prices. If you
have ever been to the SILVERBIRD GALLERIA in Lagos for a cinema show, you will
understand what I am talking about.
hawking popcorn because their are better ways to do it. You can decide to be
supplying the schools and supermarkets in your area and still make your money.
A popcorn making machine (#25,000 equivalent to
$161) but can be made locally. If you do not have enough finance for this, you
can simply start with the home made method.
One or half bag of yellow maize.
Sugar and colourant (optional)
Packaging materials like nylon bags.