I have been meaning to post this for ages. It’s so simple. It’s so easy. It’s so GREAT. Listen, there is no need to buy any more packages of oily microwave popcorn! REALLY! Save money. Save calories. Reduce waste. Skip the preservatives.
Those big time popcorn companies really pulled one over on us. You don’t need thier fancy box, their fancy bag, their celephane overlay, their oil (or any oil at all), to pop popcorn in the microwave. You just need one plain brown lunch bag (approx 10.5 inches x 5.5 inches), 1/3 cup of popcorn, and 1 microwave, and 2 minutes on the timer. DONE! It’s like….a miracle!
Why did I post this recipe now? Because a Pumpkin Spice Coffee (my previous post) a fresh bowl of popcorn, and reality TV is just about the perfect way to enjoy a bit of fall R&R. Project Runway hails on Thursday. Brew the decaf. Pop the corn. Slippers. Snuggle quilt. It’s gonna be a good, good night!
Brown Bag Popcorn
1/3 cup popcorn kernels (no more, no less)
1 brown lunch bag
1 tablespoon melted butter, if desired
pinch of salt (to taste), if desired
Pour the measured 1/3 cup popcorn kernels into the brown bag. Fold the top of the brown bag down at least twice, just so the bag fits into the microwave and is able to turn. Set the timer for 2 minutes. POPCORN! IF desired, drizzle the freshly popped popcorn with 1 tablespoon butter and a pinch of salt. Shake in the bag to combine. Then pour into a bowl and enjoy. Serves one or two.
Just a few notes…there will be some unpopped kernels at the bottom of the bag. Look for them, and then don’t pour them into the serving bowl! Measure the popcorn! If you get too much popcorn in the bag the bag could burst. If you put in too little, the popcorn could start to burn. Gray popcorn does not taste good.
It’s so SIMPLE! Thanks for stopping by my kitchen today. I hope there are many bowls of freshly popped popcorn in your future.