Side shot of Ghee popcorn in bowl on black surface and a grey background with stream of melted ghee being poured from overhead.

Ultimate Movie Theatre-Style Popcorn

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Serving Time Icon 7 min
Serves Number Icon Serves 8

For many of us, the scent of warm, Ontario buttered popcorn evokes delight and fond memories of theatre visits and delicious indulgence. Let us let you in on a little secret: making stovetop popcorn with ghee (clarified butter) is a quick, easy way to satisfy that buttery popcorn craving at home!

 

When you pop the corn in a large, lightweight pot on your stove and swap Ontario ghee for regular butter, your popcorn will not only have that signature movie theatre popcorn flavour, but it will stay crispy for several days.

 

Ghee is simply butter that has been heated, with the water removed, leaving a smooth, spreadable and slightly caramelized butter that is shelf stable, rich and slightly nutty in flavour. Ontario-made ghee can be found in both regular and flavoured varieties including Turmeric, Himalayan Pink Salt and Garlic.

Prep 2 MIN

Cook 5 MIN

Ingredients

Method

Step 1

Add 3 tbsp ghee to 10L, lightweight pot on stove over medium heat and allow ghee to melt.
 

Step 2

Add popcorn kernels and shake pot until the kernels are evenly distributed across the bottom and cover with lid. The kernels will begin to pop after about 1 minute.
 

Step 3

About 30 seconds after the kernels begin to pop, shake the pot in a side-to-side motion to keep kernels moving and avoid burning.

 

Step 4

When the popping stops, immediately remove the pot from the stove and pour popcorn into a large bowl.

 

Step 5

In a saucepan on the stove over low heat (or in a microwave), melt the remaining 3 tbsp ghee. Drizzle the melted ghee over popcorn, add salt and mix with a spoon or gently shake to distribute evenly.
 

Step 6

Enjoy immediately or as a snack over the next three days, at room temperature.

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