I put about 1/4 c. coconut oil in a large pot and heat it on high with about 3 kernels in the pot. When those pop I know the oil is hot enough, and I pour in about 3/4 c. of popcorn. I shake the pot just slightly while the kernels are popping until the popping slows to just a few per second.
Sprinkle with some sea salt and you're done! The whole process takes just a couple of minutes.
I did this last night, and it satisfied my boys for the hour they were waiting for supper.
Satisfied children make a peaceful mama!