I used to pop my popcorn in canola oil. Not anymore! My Girlfriend Kris told me that coconut oil is best, so I tried it. She’s definitely right.
Coconut oil has a crisping quality, she explained to me, so the popped kernels are really crunchy. She claimed they will stay like that for a day or so, but I am not able to confirm that for you since we ate all the popcorn up right away.
Some people get all up in arms about coconut oil, saying it’s bad for you, but I don’t think it is. I’ve done reading on it (Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon), and while I can’t spout off the facts and statistics for you because I’m simply horrible at recalling scientific facts, I can tell you that you’ll be just fine if you eat it. According to Fallon, your body will even thank you.
From now on I'll be buying coconut oil by the gallon (via My Girlfriend Kris who orders from some company up North and gets five gallons at a time), not in those little pint jars. And we'll be loving our crunchy popcorn. Crunch. Crunch. Crunch.