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Savory Bacon Fat Popcorn

Popcorn kernels popped in bacon fat sprinkled with a bit of salt. It's simple, delicious - And who can turn down a home that smells like popcorn and bacon?


  • 1 cup Unpopped corn kernels
  • 3-4 tablespoons Rendered bacon fat
  • Salt to taste


Pop your kernels, old school style:

  • Add bacon fat to a large pot with a lid. Add the kernels and salt. Stir to combine. Taste the bacon fat and salt mixture. Add more salt as needed. Cover the pot and set the heat to medium-high. When you hear the first sound of kernels popping, reduce heat to medium-low and allow the kernels to pop completely.
  • Every minute or so, give the pot a shake to ensure all your kernels have been hit with a heat situation (this will make them all pop).
  • Remove from heat, transfer to a very large bowl and enjoy immediately.
  • OR!! If you own a popcorn maker (like the bomb-ass Whirley Pop) pop your popcorn according to manufacturer’s instructions.