In the days before microwave ovens, we made popcorn on the stovetop. Here's how. For a medium-sized saucepan, you need to measure out about a third of a cup of fresh popcorn. Also get a big ceramic bowl out, so you can dump the fresh popcorn in right away!
Now you need oil. I like to use extra virgin olive oil. I even use it to make pancakes!
Cover the pan and heat it on high, constantly moving the pan on the heating element so that the oil won't burn. Listen for each kernel to pop. As soon as the third one has popped, immediately add all of the rest of the popcorn, and cook, continuing to move the pan vigorously the whole time. When the popping slows, it's done. Dump into a bowl right away!
Now add some sea salt and serve this pure, unadulterated, delicious popcorn to your family!