Popcorn, easiest snack in the world just got easier, thanks to a tip on Pinterest. Apparently the microwave popcorn industry is a sham, like so many other “easy” foods. You can take a simple paper bag, like the kind we use to take our lunches in before every three year old had their own stainless steel bento box, am I right?! Super cute and all, but I digress. Take your very simple and absurdly inexpensive brown paper lunch bag, add ⅓ cup popcorn and maybe a quick spray of olive oil. Fold over the top a couple times and microwave on high power for about 2 ½–3 minutes depending on how awesome (or not awesome) your microwave is. Some folks staple or tape the bag closed, but I think it's overkill. A simple fold or two does the job nicely. Stay close and once the pops slow down take it out or you will have a cloud of black popcorn smoke. After you pull it out, sprinkle with salt and add whatever else strikes your fancy, shake it up and enjoy. I’m on a curry kick at the moment, but you could also try one of these, Seasoned Popcorn Recipe. This method probably doesn't require a recipe, but just in case here you are:
3 minutes to make
- ⅓ cup popcorn
- a little spray of olive oil
- Add popcorn and olive oil to to a brown paper lunch bag. Fold over top of lunch bag twice.
- Microwave on high for about 3 minutes, depending on the strength of your microwave. Season with salt and whatnot, give it a good shake and enjoy!
@Audrey - I'm in complete agreement. I love popcorn, but haven't gone near the microwave variety in YEARS!
Thanks! I just tried this paper bag popcorn recipe and it rocks! For some time we haven't had any microwave popcorn for fear of the reviews about the ingredients & due to the 'extra" ingredients. Thank you....