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250 South Northwest Hwy, Suite 320
Park Ridge, IL 60068

(847) 232-2828

Inspired by the History, Style & Romance of Italy.
Creating certified organic wine, balsamic vinegar & olive oil.


Popcorn Perfected

Amy Wright

Why settle for processed popcorn when you can make it in just 10 minutes. We tweaked a version from Simply Recipes using our high smoke point, Villa Gabriella Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil for a delicious & healthy snack. Toss with drizzled olive oil, parmesan cheese, salt or your favorite spices.

Makes 2 quarts


  • 3 Tbsp Villa Gabriella Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/3 cup high quality (preferably non GMO) popcorn kernels
  • 1 3-quart covered saucepan
  • 1 Tbsp or more (to taste) ofoil
  • Salt, spices to taste


  1. Heat the oil in saucepan over a medium flame
  2. To ensure evenly popped corn, place 3 or 4 popcorn kernels into the oil & cover the pan
  3. When the kernels pop, add 1/3 cup of popcorn kernels in an even layer
  4. Cover, remove from heat & count to 30. (This first heats the oil to the right temperature & waiting 30 seconds allows the other kernels to a near-popping temperature so whencooking resumes, they pop evenly)
  5. Return the pan to the medium heat & cover
  6. The popcorn should begin popping together. As popping increases, gently shift  the pan back & forth over the heat
  7. Continue to shift the pan over the heat & for crispier popcorn keep the lid slightly ajar to release steam from pan
  8. As the popping decreases to several seconds between pops, remove pan from the heat & transfer  the popcorn to a wide bowl.
  9. Lightly drizzle oil over the popcorn & toss to distribute.
  10. Season to taste & enjoy!