We used to bring that little tin pan and pop it over the campfire until I hacked the idea and came up with my own version. Every went crazy over this Campfire Popcorn.
There is nothing better than sitting around the campfire at night after a long day of hiking and playing and enjoying a big pot of freshly popped popcorn. If you’re in a camp ground, be prepared for other campers to stop by because they will all smell the wonderful smell drifting to their sites.
I pre-measure the popcorn kernels into a small baggie to bring with us. I hate bringing the big container from home, so I just plan ahead and bring a baggie filled for each night that we plan on having campfire popcorn. The salt is really the only extra thing I have to bring since I already bring my cast iron skillet, tin foil, and small bottle of oil.
It literally couldn’t be any easier….add the oil and kernels to the pan and cover tightly with heavy duty tin foil. Make sure the campfire is going strong and place on your cooking grate. The only other thing that you must have is a heavy duty outdoor cooking glove…we never leave home without it. Gently shake the pan back and forth every 15-30 seconds or so make sure the kernels are heating up and within a few minutes you’ll hear them start to pop. Once they start popping, keep gently shaking the pan until popping slows to 3-5 seconds between pops.
Carefully remove the foil, sprinkle with popcorn salt, and enjoy!
- 10 or 12 inch cast iron skillet
- 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
- 2 tbls vegetable oil
- heavy duty tinfoil
- popcorn salt
- Make a hot campfire.
- Add the oil and kernels to the pan and cover with heavy duty tin foil (leave a little room for foil to expand, but crimp tightly on the edges so it will trap the steam). Make sure the campfire is going strong and place pan on your cooking grate. Using a heavy duty oven mitt, gently shake the pan back and forth every 15-30 seconds or so make sure the kernels are heating up and within a few minutes you’ll hear them start to pop. Once they start popping, keep gently shaking the pan until popping slows to 3-5 seconds between pops.
- Carefully remove foil, sprinkle with salt, and enjoy.
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