Indian Popped Corn

Preparation info
  • Makes

    2 to 4 cups

    • Difficulty


Appears in
I Hear America Cooking

By Betty Fussell

Published 1986

  • About

If you think about how many thousands of years American Indians have been popping corn, you’ll know that corn popping requires only heat and a cover to keep the kernels from exploding in your face. Specialized poppers are fun but they take up space, and I prefer a simple heavy cast-iron skillet with a lid. To avoid unpopped kernels, fill the skillet with but a single layer of kernels, and heat the oil before you add the corn. One