Popcorn over a camp fire, camping, my kids say it’s even better than popcorn made at home, no matter how you make it.
I didn’t grow up with popcorn. In Chile, or at least my family, we only had caramel popcorn in amusement parks-type places, sometimes. I don’t remember having it much. So when we moved to the US, after trying the ‘salty popcorn’ I had to have a popcorn popper. My first one was an air popcorn popper we found at a garage sale. It was so good! Until the machine broke. Then, about 9 years ago, a friend showed me how to make popcorn over the stove, in a pot! THAT was amazing! I’ve made popcorn many times a week, since then. I love it! We all do here at my house. at least.
But as my kids say, THIS (camping popcorn) is THE BEST!
So here’s a tutorial on how to make popcorn, in case you are in the woods, with a popcorn popper and do not know how to use it. It could happen!
1- First you need to gather your wood for the camp fire.
2- Have a little helper start the fire.
I found this popcorn popper at a thrift store but I’m sure you can find them around. This is the only one we’ve ever had, so I can’t really compare it to others or recommend one over another. But this has worked for us over quite a few camping trips.
You might need to wear dinosaurs pajamas while you are making the popcorn, so it tastes better.
8- And you wait some more.
10- You’ll hear when the popcorn is ready, because after it goes crazy popping, it won’t be popping as much.11- When it’s done popping get it out of the fire. Just like over the stove, make sure you don’t leave it for too long, so it doesn’t burn in the bottom. For ours, we added salt.