Did you know you can Make your Own Microwave Popcorn in under 4 minutes? Store bought Microwave popcorn is convenient, but it happens to be loaded with fats/oils/sodium, etc. You can make your own healthier, dirt cheap microwave popcorn, complete with various flavors of seasoning in under 4 minutes. ♥
DIY Microwave Popcorn ... easy and yummy. I doubled the recipe to make more, and added more salt :)
Microwave Popcorn Trick ~ Learned this from Alton Brown Add 1/3 cup popcorn kernels to a brown paper bag, fold the bag over twice then heat in a microwave — folded side down — for 2 minutes. Even a bigger wow factor for students if you use 2 staples to keep the bag closed. It's metal in the microwave, but because of the size of the staples and the distance between (keep the staples several inches apart), no sparking or arcing occurs
Glass bowl + ceramic plate + popcorn kernels = perfectly popped popcorn in the microwave. No bag. No butter or oil. Nothing to throw away afterward. And even no un-popped kernels. Take 1/4 cup of dry popcorn kernels and place in the bottom of a microwave-safe glass bowl. Place a microwave-safe plate on top of the bowl. Plate should be wide enough to go beyond the rim of the bowl. Microwave for 2 minutes 45 seconds. Watch in glory as your popcorn pops perfectly into little puffs of heaven.
Paper-bag microwave popcorn....easy. ■1/4 cup popcorn kernels ■paper lunch bag Place 1/4 cup of popcorn kernels into lunch sized paper bag. Fold bag over twice. Place in microwave, standing up, and cook for 3 minutes. Stop the microwave once the popping slows to one to two kernels a second.