Can you pop microwave popcorn on a stove


I move quite a bit and suddenly I found myself with microwave popcorn but without any microwave. I'd like to pop them anyway.

I've seen in movies how people pop corn on stoves in various ways but I have never seen it IRL. A quick search on the Swedish web didn't yield any good results – people said it was impossible.

Can you pop microwave popcorn on a stove?

Best Answer

After I found the pack of microwave popcorn again I decided to do a quick search on the English web.

I found that the corn in the bag is just normal popcorn mixed with some fake butter and that there'd be no issues popping it on the stove.

Then I looked for good ways of popping corn on a stove and found an excellent video with step-by-step instructions.

  1. Find a suitable pot with a good lid.
  2. Transfer the corn to a bowl (because it can be tricky to get it out of the bag).
  3. Pour some oil in the pot, covering the entire bottom.
  4. Put 2 corns in the pot.
  5. Put the pot on the burner and set it to medium-high (7/9).
  6. Wait for the 2 corns to pop.
  7. Put the rest of the corns in the pot and put on the lid.
  8. Shake the pot and continue to shake it every 10 seconds.
  9. When there's 1-2 seconds between pops you're done!

Then season with butter, salt, or whatever you want.

The result was perfect! Even better than if you'd have put it in the microwave!