Does anyone remember making popcorn on the stove as a kid? I would always burn it, and ruin my mom’s pots. Then came along the hot air popper, which was much better. Then came microwave popcorn that I thought was the best…I ate it all of the time until I discovered that the ingredients in the flavoring were not too good for me. So, after years without popcorn, I am happy to report that you can pop your own in the microwave!
This might not be news to you, but it was to me when I saw my co-worker pull a small brown paper bag out of the microwave, and pour out perfectly popped popcorn.
This is much better for you and a heck of a lot cheaper than the microwave packs. Please note: some microwave manufacturers say that brown paper bags are a fire hazard, so use your judgement, and don’t leave the microwave unattended.
Here’s all you need:
Brown paper lunch sack
Pour about half an inch of popcorn into the bag. Fold the top over 2 or 3 times. Place in the microwave and cook on the popcorn setting. Listen for when the pops become less frequent and avoid burning. It took my bag about 25 seconds less than the popcorn setting.
Open the bag to release the steam. (Open the bag away from your face.)
Pour into a bowl and top with melted butter, and sprinkle with a salt of your choosing. Or you can just eat it plain from the bag.