Popcorn is next to chips and salsa on my list of all time favorite foods. The problem is the oil, butter, and salt. (And feeling like a bloated whale the day after inhaling a mixing bowl size portion of popcorn.) I love to make mine the homemade way. The stuff you buy from the store tastes weird. So I came up with a way to make popcorn in the microwave that’s cheap and doesn’t use oil or butter to pop it. I of course add those at the end.
While the popcorn is in the microwave, go ahead and prepare your seasonings. If you want butter, melt about 2 tbsp for a larger bowl. Or use olive oil. Its easier than butter because you don’t have to heat it. Then decide on what type of salt or seasoning you would like to use. I tried this Tandoori spice – yum.
Homemade Microwave Popcorn:
– 1/4 c popcorn kernels
– 2 paper lunch bags
– butter, oil, salt, spices optional
Place the two lunch bags inside of each other. Add the kernels and make small folds a couple of times at the top to seal the bag. Place the bags in the microwave with the folds facing down. Use your microwave’s “popcorn” setting. Add 20 to 30 seconds until the popping slows. Add your choice of butter, oil, salt or other seasonings.
This makes 1 serving (pictured above).