PREP TIME: 5 MINS
COOK TIME:5 MINS
Heat butter or oil of your preference in a dutch oven on the stove top at low heat with about 4 popcorn kernels and wait to hear them pop. When they pop, that's when you know the oil is heated enough for the rest of the kernels.
Once, butter has melted (or when oil is hot), add popcorn kernels, make sure that the popcorn is in a single layer, coated by the butter/oil. Turn up to medium heat
When popping slows down, remove from heat and move to a bowl, sprinkle the popcorn while hot with salt, pepper, and/or your favorite spices to taste.