Microwave popcorn

I wanted to make microwave popcorn last week, but hate the pre-packaged stuff. Might as well eat a candy bar loaded with salt if you eat that.

Long ago I heard that you could make popcorn in the microwave without having to spend the big bucks. I knew it involved a paper bag and loose popcorn. But that is all I knew. With a little googling I was able to find a lot of information on it. I found all kinds of videos and step-by-step how-tos. But it is not nearly as complicated as they make it sound.

What you NEED:

  • Lunch bag
  • 1/4 cup loose popcorn
  • Microwave

What you may want:

  • All items from above
  • Teaspoon of oil or butter
  • Salt

Easiest method is to just put your corn in a bag, fold the top down a few times so that it stays shut, squeeze out the air and place bag in microwave and cook for 3 to 5 minutes (depending on your machine). Listen for the pops to taper down to about a pop every 2 or 3 seconds. Don’t over cook it. Only takes doing that once to prefer tossing out uncooked kernels as opposed to eating burnt popcorn.

If you want to add some oil and salt you can do that right in the bag before popping.

Power level seems to have an impact not just on cook time but moistness/dryness of the popcorn.

Handle like any other microwave popcorn. Don’t burn yourself opening the bag.

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