How to make microwave popcorn in minutes without having to run to the store or ingesting any nasty preservatives, fake butter, or artificial anything. Perfect for Netflix binges!
Here’s how to make microwave popcorn with nothing but a handful of popcorn kernels and a brown paper bag. No running to the store. No artificial colors. No fake butter. No nasty preservatives. And no ridiculous price tag. Just perfectly popped popcorn that’s actually healthy for you. Not to mention perfect for your next Netflix binge.–Renee Schettler Rossi
Special Equipment: Unused brown paper lunch bag
How To Make Microwave Popcorn Recipe
- Quick Glance
- 5 M
- 5 M
- Makes 1 1/2 cups
- 3 tablespoons popcorn kernels
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter or olive oil
- Sea salt
- 1. Place the popcorn kernels in the paper bag. Fold the top of the bag over twice. Place the bag in the microwave so it’s standing up. Microwave the bag until the popping slows and almost stops, which can take anywhere from 2 to 3 minutes, depending on your microwave and your popcorn. Remove the bag from the microwave.
- 2. If using butter, melt it in a small bowl in the microwave on medium power for 30 seconds. If the butter isn’t completely melted, give it a quick stir. Carefully open the bag and pour the butter or olive oil over the popcorn. Add the salt, close the bag, and shake. Don’t forget napkins aplenty.
WARNING: If you decide to make a second (or third or fourth) batch of microwave popcorn, use a new brown paper bag for each batch. Do not, under any circumstances, reuse a bag that has already been in the microwave. Also do not pour the unpopped kernels from a prior batch in with the fresh kernels for a later batch in the hopes that they will pop because they won’t.
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How To Make Microwave Popcorn Recipe © 2015 Deanna F. Cook. Photo © 2015 Julie Bidwell. All rights reserved.
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