This is what you need:
1/4 cup popcorn kernels
2T vegetable oil
1/4-1/2 tsp of popcorn salt.
Sturdy metal bowl with flared sides and isn't too flat on the bottom preferably with a lip.
Add popcorn, oil and salt to bowl.
Cover with foil and poke some steam vents
Over medium flame you shake the bowl gently back and forth using the tongs to grip it
As the kernels begin to pop you shake it faster and faster until the popping slows down. Turn off the heat and continue shaking for another
We love it prepared as above, but unable to resist I have begun to experiment with variations. My favorite variation to date is replacing the vegetable oil with chile oil for a delightful and spicy treat.