Believe it or not, you can make your own delicious, low-fat microwave popcorn using standard popping corn and a brown paper lunch bag. It works perfectly.
Believe it or not, you can make your own delicious, low-fat microwave popcorn using standard popping corn and a brown paper lunch bag. It works perfectly.
WOW! This is the coolest thing! I've heard for years that this could be done, but for some reason, never tried it. I used 1/3 c. unpopped corn with no oil, and seasoned to taste with salt afterward. There were literally NO unpopped kernels, and none were burnt! The bag was in for about 3 minutes, and the tip about listening for 2 seconds between pops was great! I've always heard 5, and part of my corn usually burns. I am so excited about this! I will never buy store-bought micro-corn again. Really versatile, too; this could be seasoned up with anything!Read More
WOW! This is the coolest thing! I've heard for years that this could be done, but for some reason, never tried it. I used 1/3 c. unpopped corn with no oil, and seasoned to taste with salt afterward. There were literally NO unpopped kernels, and none were burnt! The bag was in for about 3 minutes, and the tip about listening for 2 seconds between pops was great! I've always heard 5, and part of my corn usually burns. I am so excited about this! I will never buy store-bought micro-corn again. Really versatile, too; this could be seasoned up with anything!
This is so easy, don't doubt it. I made it with oil and without and it works both ways. I always have unpopped kernels but i would rather have them, then burnt popcorn. it is great, easy, healthy and cheap! that's tough to beat. I use the butter flavored spray release and I got great seasonings through kernelseasons.com -they carry lots more then you will find at the grocery store. enjoy! i have used this idea and turned it into a gift basket...i got cute lunch bags, a big bowl, seasonings and butter release spray and a bag or jar of popcorn. i typed up the instructions and gave them all as gifts last year....now my whole office knows how to make it.... this is really a great recipe. thanks again Acontorer!!!
Made this for the first time yesterday using olive oil but next time (and there will be many times) I will try without oil as some reviews state they have had success with that. I would rather add 1 tsp EVOO after it cooks for more flavor, if necessary. I will skip the salt in the bag as I had to add more afterward anyway. Lots of fiber, very filling, low fat (esp without the oil), made a ton, inexpensive, no chemicals or cardboard taste (like packaged micro popcorn), and no packaging in the landfill. No downside to this recipe! Total bag = 6 WW points made according to recipe
I've been making popcorn this way for years. Be sure to sit the bag up, not down on its side. And if your microwave does not have a turntable, turn your bag every 30 seconds or so. If a lot of kernels have popped, I put them in my serving bowl and then continue microwaving the rest. Oh, and I use I Can't Believe It's Not Butter spray and Butter Buds for a low cal snack.
I can't believe this worked. I have made this twice. My son loves it. It tastes like air popped popcorn. The second time I cut the kernels to 1/3 cup. 1/2 cup had too many wasted kernels. I might even cut it to 1/4 cup next time. It filled a brown lunch bag. We added some salt before serving. UPDATE: I made kettle corn. I put 1/4 cup kernels, 1/2 tsp oil, 1 Tbs sugar. Popped in brown bag until popping slowed. There were hardly any kernels unpopped. Added some sea salt to taste while hot. YUM! Tastes just like the Kettle Corn you get at the fairs!(Definately think 1/4 cup kernels is perfect for my microwave and paper bags.
This was a really nice treat! I didn't use the oil to save on fat and calories. My children enjoy spraying with the I can't believe it's not butter spray and then sprinkling parmesan cheese or dry ranch dressing on top. Very good!
Instead of a paper bag, I use a pyrex mixing bowl with a plate laid upside down on top of the bowl to keep the kernels from jumping out. works great and no waste. note that the bowl and plate will be HOT so grab some mits :)
OMG - How cool is this recipe! I love when I come across a really simple recipe with so few ingredients that turns out soooo good! I've tried it with and without the oil (olive oil works great too), just watch your microwave times as everyone's microwaves are different. The possibilites are endless in terms of seasonings you can but on top - I kept it simple and light and just used butter spray! This is a great snack and now my whole house smells like popcorn! Definitely won't be going back to the pre-packaged stuff, sorry Mr. Redenbacher!
This worked perfectly for me. Very simple and I like knowing what I am eating. Added melted unsalted butter and it was a great treat!
If you keep the popocorn in the freezer you will get better results when popping......
This is my new favorite snack. I found that it took 2 minutes to cook mine, all microwaves are different. At 2 minutes there are quite a few kernels left unpoped but any longer and the corn burns. You just have to adjust to your microwave. It beats the boughten kind hands down!!! We add garlic salt or lawreys seasoned salt to ours. A great use for those 200+ lunch sacks that I had to buy for 1 or 2 being used. Great recipe! I always love to find the homemade way to do something.
Great idea.....it really will burn after 2 1/2 minutes....took 3 times to figure it out. Changed to 1/4 cup popcorn and didn't have the waste of all the unpopped kernals and no burning. 1/4 cup is perfect amount for one person. Used standard brown lunch bags from grocery store, olive oil, and added butter popcorn seasoning in the bag. After it was popped, sprayed with ICBINB and all 3 of my kids said it was better than regular microwave popcorn. One last tip...fold bag over twice and put a small piece of tape to hold it shut. No problems with bag coming open in the microwave and the tape does not melt.
Terrific! Easy and less expensive than store-bought. What more could one ask? One tip for getting better microwave popped corn with less un-popped kernels is to preheat the microwave. Put a cup of water in the microwave and heat to boiling. Open the door, take out the cup, and add the bag of popcorn. We have VERY few un-popped kernels when using this method. We added about 1 1/2 tsp. of salted butter to the corn before putting in the bag and it made a HUGE difference. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! Hugs, Anj
How cool is this? Not only does this taste better than the prepackaged microwave popcorn, it's better FOR you too. I do use the microwave popcorn because it's so much more convenient than cooking it on the stovetop, but it's so inferior to regular popped corn - and I've always shuddered to ponder what, really, is in those bags. While this method doesn't take the place of traditionally popped corn in the same way bread machine bread is certainly not the same as conventional bread making, at least you're using good ingredients and making it yourself! I made half a recipe and had no problems, just listened for the popping to taper off, then removed it before it had a chance to burn. I should have left well enough alone at that point, but what's popcorn without butter?...
This is awesome! I just wanted to add that I was leary of putting the bag unsealed in the microwave, and I didn't want to use a staple as a previous commenter suggested (metal bad in microwave!) so I pierced the fold in the bag with a toothpick to keep it together. I'm glad I did! 1/2 makes a lot of popcorn, and I'd have popcorn all over my microwave otherwise!
amazing!!! didn't even use oil the second time and it turned out perfectly! thank you!!!
Frugal & Fabulous! I am always looking to save money & when I can do so as well as improve on the store version, I am thrilled! This microwave popcorn tip is so simple, thrifty & tasty! To make it even MORE economical I used a clear glass Pyrex type dish with lid. No need to buy bags & no worry about reviews that mentioned blowing up microwaves! Another perk is the kids can watch it pop & you can see when it needs to be stopped, so no over or under cooking. Just be sure to use oven mitts to remove the bowl & you can then add seasoning to taste & eat out of the same bowl. Your own microwave popcorn for pennies plus eating out of the same bowl is nice!
CAUTION - I followed recipe and instructions exactlly - the bag caught fire and ruined my one year old expensive microwave/vent fan over the stove!!
I use 1/3 cup of the popcorn and no oil, not needed, honest, and after I've folded over the top 1/2 inch a couple of times, I just fold over a triangle on each end of the top folded part, folding one of the small triangles to the front and one to the back of the bag, and it stays closed while it pops just fine. When I first open the bag, I sometimes put in a bit of garlic salt or mexican spice, or parmesan cheese, close it back up and shake a couple of times and then open, and enjoy!
YUM YUM YUM and SO incredibly easy!!! I've heard of doing this before just never got around to it. Did it at least 4 times within the first 2 days of trying it. Also did the kettle corn version with 1tsp oil and 1 TB sugar and dash of salt mixed with kernals before cooking DELISH!!
I've made this recipe with no issues. It's tasty and cheaper and healthier! To those of you who have been having issues with bags smoking or starting on fire, it's because you're using recycled paper bags.
This is TERRIFIC, I will never EVER buy MW popcorn again. Something I discovered at the store is a "giant" lunch sack versus the standard size, I picked up a package of those on accident. This sack will accomodate 1/2 cup kernels and fills about 3/4 full when the pop. Oily popcorn makes me crazy, which is why I was so excited about this recipe. I tried it without oil, salt didn't stick to popcorn. I tried it with 1/4 tsp olive and salt stuck but no greasy fingers! HOORAY! Thank you ACONTORER, THANK YOU!!!
I've been making it this way (everyday) since I found this recipe about 6 mos. ago - I do - 1/4 c. popcorn - olive oil - salt - fold once and staple once and on my microwave...78 seconds. AND - I eat the whole thing!!! Sometimes I dip a bit in homemade lowfat Ranch dressing while eating it--yum! THANKS for the recipe!!
Be very careful, it is very easy to set the bag on fire.
So good. Used Old Bay instead of salt. Been hung up on Old Bay since having the best bloody Mary in my life at a bar on Chesapeake Bay with Old Bay on the rim. Anyway, so easy, so inexpensive. Will never buy microwave popcorn again.
Tried for the 1st time to make this & bout started a fire, it was smoking pretty bad - bag & popcorn was burnt up. I put it in for 3 mins but after only a min, if that, smoke was rolling out of the micro & it was still popping pretty heavily. Not sure I'll take the risk again making this esp after having our home burn down 9-8-09
I had a horrible experience with this recipe. I did exactly as it said (although the directions were not very descriptive) and the bag almost caught on fire, so i took it out and i burned my hand.
I can't believe it worked!! This is awesome! I was skeptical of just folding the bag over without sealing or securing it somehow but it was just fine. I didn't have any problems cooking it with the bag on it's side. The reasonig I am only giving it four stars is that when I did the 1/2 cup of corn as the recipe specifies, I had at least half the kerels uppopped. I tried it again with just a 1/4 cup and almost all the kernels popped. Also, it works just fine with 1/2 the oil. Thanks for the recipe!!!
I have been doing this for years only I don't use any fat! I use 3 tablespoons of popcorn and toss it in the brown bag, my microwave pops it in 1 min. 35 seconds. Once popped I lightly spray it with nonstick cooking spray which makes the salt stick better. I also use extra fine salt. No butter needed, it's delicious and only 90 calories for a very large serving!
we used 1/4 cup of popcorn, no oil and no salt, added that after popping. our microwave is 1100 watt and we popped it 1 minute 10 seconds, done to perfection, only had about 8 unpopped kernals. Added salt and butter after the fact. Dr. Oz said microwave popcorn has cancer causing chemicals in it.. no more of that for me, I will make this!! Tastes alot like air popped corn when you don't use oil in the bag.. really no need to add oil. Thank you for opening our eyes to a better, healthier and most of all cheaper way to enjoy popcorn!!
About fifteen minutes ago I almost burnt down my house making this recipe. I don't recommend it.
It blew up my microwave! Don't try this in yours. Tough popcorn on top of losing my microwave.
First off, 1/2 cup unpopped popcorn leaves far too many kernals. Use 1/3 cup. Second, there is no need to add oil to the popcorn before you pop it. I could not taste it at all, the only thing it did was make the bag greasy. Add oil or melted butter to the popcorn after it has been popped (if you're using). I have found tht it mixes better when using a bowl rather than trying to pour it into the bag.
It's one of those stupid simple things! Great for Weight Watchers if you just put the kernels in by themselves. 1/4 cup kernels makes about 4 cups & it is only 1 point.
Be VERY CAREFUL and READ THE OWNERS MANUAL for your microwave oven before making popcorn this way. I didn't and am now shopping for a new oven, having arced my way to a fire (fortunately contained within the oven) that destroyed my microwave oven. My manual explicitly said "no brown bags" and the ones I've read for new ovens say "specialized popcorn cookers and commercially made microwave popcorn bags only." My effort to simplify storage and save money went up in smoke! FYI, the new ones don't endorse drying herbs either, which I did many times in the Litten that was 20 years old when we sold the house in 1998. Of course, it wasn't made in China...
This one sounded like fun so we tried it. Be careful, ours started to smoke at the 2 minute mark.
For the brown paper "lunch bags" (5x3x10inch) I bought I had to use 1/4 cup of popcorn kernels because with 1/2 cup my popcorn burned. Make sure the bag is upright and not on its side. I just have regular salt and popcorn salt would be so much better! All in all I'm pretty fascinated with this beautiful fresh bowl of popcorn sitting in front of me!
I've been regularly using this recipe for a while now. Popcorn has been my fave snack since I was a kid so I was so excited to find a cheap and natural recipe. I usually use evoo while popping and season afterward - either savory (with dry ranch or a salt/pepper/garlic powder combo) or sweet (topped with cinnamon & sugar). Love it!
Made this today and LOVED it! I used hierloom red popcorn kernels which pop WHITE. They popped perfectly using this method and I hardly had any unpopped kernels. I used: 1/3 cup of the red corn kernels, 1/2 tsp of vegetable oil, put in regular brown paper lunch bag, and I popped them in an 1100 wt microwave for approximately 1 minute and 40 seconds. This was so easy, and so delicious, that I don't know if I will ever go back to brand-name pre-packaged microwave popping corn.
Simply amazing. I too have used EVOO per some other suggestions, but now I add some fat free dry Italian Dressing Mix (no more than 1 tsp. per bag). This recipe is quick, inexpensive, healthy and quite an improvement over store bought microwave popcorn! Thanks for sharing. This recipe halves beautifully as well, 1/4 cup of unpopped kernals still makes a huge bowl.
This is so easy and good I feel like companies that sell microwave popcorn are ripping people off! We are never buying it again! You can even customize the seasoning for individuals. I seasoned mine with salt and Old Bay before I popped it, and my husband put in a little cayenne pepper in his own bag. I can't wait to do this over and over again!
I do my popcorn like this. I add butter instead of oil,other times I do not add anything, and it is more like air popped popcorn
So simple-so easy and SOOO inexpensive compared to good old Pops Rite!
This recipe is definitely a keeper for me! I made it using bag and veg. oil, and also using glass Pyrex bowl with lid and coconut oil. I microwaved the bag for 1 min. 45 sec. which resulted in some burnt popcorn. I microwaved the bowl for 2 min. and got no burnt kernels! It actually turned out tastier in the bowl too because of the coconut oil, which gave it a delicious aroma as well!
Did not work...BLEW UP MY MICROWAVE!!! Save your home from the risk of fire! Pop your popcorn the stove...with a pot...OR...buy actual microwave popcorn! It may be a tad bit expensive...but, trust me, it is a heck of a lot cheaper than buying a new microwave!
Wonderful and healthy. Fold twice, tear or cut off a corner for steam and keep upright. So good.
I believe ACONTORER, so thanks for submitting. My son was so amazed!! We didn't have to take out the air popper and make a mess.
I have made popcorn for years like this....so not add anything but the kernels for a truly low cal and delicious snack. My kids loved it and my grandkids do too
First let me just say I love how fast, easy, healthy, and cheap this is and with no chemicals!! Second, the only change I made was to use my olive oil mister to very lightly spray olive oil onto the kernels so it cut down on the oil to about a 1/4 tsp. I did add the salt but found that the popcorn still needed to be seasoned afterwards so I will not add salt prior to cooking next time. I sprinkled a little bit of shallot salt (that I purchased at Pensey's Spices) onto the popcorn and we loved it!! Thanks so much for such a fantastic idea!!!
What I like about this recipe is the possibilities are endless! I use 1/3 cup of kernels and that is the perfect amount for a single serving for our family. Just a spritz with popcorn spray and some seasoning and we are good to go. My son likes it with cinnamon and sugar and my daughter likes it with jalapeño salt.
tried it with olive oil to start and later with nothing, and it really doesn't taste any different so I skipped the oil altogether. My only issue is that regular brown bags don't seem to be big enough. I only use about 1/3 cup of corn and the bag is super full (I used one staple as suggested) and it ends up falling over. Am going to try putting the beg standing up inside a bowl to see if that helps. Still a wonderful recipe :) Thank you!!
I tried it and the bag caught on fire and ruined the microwave. May be more expensive, but I will buy my popcorn!
this recipe is missing a few warnings but it still works to some degree, 1)keep the bag up and not on its side and 2) do not use recycled paper bags. Recycled materials can contain trace amounts of metallic particles (from staples in magazines etc) which when heated will act like tiny sparks and cause your bags to ignite.
Easy recipe and much better for you than the microwave popcorn from the store! I found that not using the oil works better.
Yummy! Way better than pre-packaged micro popcorn. Mine popped a lot faster; less than two minutes. Make sure to stand the bag up in the micro.
I was excited to find a microwave popcorn I could make myself. But there were more unpopped kernels than I expected, and I laid the bag on it's side, and when it was finished popping, 3 1/2 minutes later, the side of the bag was almost dripping with oil. I used vegetable oil and salt like the recipe said, but it was very bland. I'll use butter next time and see if it makes a difference. I also sprinkled Johnny's on it and it improved the taste!
12-21-2016 - I make this popcorn recipe without the oil or salt for the base of this site's Classic Caramel Corn. I can't tell you how many people absolutely love my caramel corn. I believe this recipe is one of the things that makes it perfect, especially for the fall and winter holidays. 5-4-2012 - Because I'm being careful about added oils and the calories, I made this popcorn without the oil. I put the kernels in a paper bag, and it popped up beautifully! After I poured it all into a bowl, I lightly sprayed it with butter flavored Pam and salted it. Delicious! You can also add a packet of Splenda for that kettle corn taste.
Making the popcorn in a brown bag sure worked.But be prepared to clean your microwave tray.The popcorn was a little dry and too tasteless for us.Maybe you could add more butter or salt.Then again you might as well just buy a bag of potato chips.
This is the easiest, quickest, most deliciously healthy way to make popcorn! This recipe has become a snacking staple in our house. The method for cooking is spot-on perfect, but this recipe needs way more oil and salt. I've tried olive oil too (as some other reviews suggested) which is good also. The best part about this recipe is that it's not only yummy, but also super healthy. Popcorn is naturally high in fiber and with this recipe yours doesn't have to be smothered with that unhealthy fake butter. Keep in mind some kernels remain un-popped, but honestly I am very pleasantly surprised that nothing burned, nothing spilled, and nothing caught on fire. I can't wait to make caramel popcorn with it. Really, the possibilities are endless… caramel corn, cheesy popcorn, garlicky herb popcorn, snack mix, popcorn balls, or just plain snacking/movie popcorn… Thank you for this recipe!!
WOW! I am so impressed. I have never heard of just using a paper bag like this, but it really works. I made my version of kettle corn using 1/4 cup kernels, 1 tsp. veg. oil, 1 tblsp. sugar, and a few shakes for salt. In my microwave it took almost exactly 2 minutes and it worked perfectly. I will never waste my money on microwave popcorn again! :)
After only 3 minutes (and still popping) standing upright according to other folks' advice, and it BURNED. Whole house smells awful now. Not thrilled.
Good idea and it tasted good but I'd offer this advice. Use the larger size paper lunch bags rather than the smaller ones, and possibly double them up. I had a blowout in the bottom of my bag. You can use store-bought popcorn seasonings instead of the salt but sprinkle them on after you pop the corn.
I used 1/4 popcorn & 1/2 tsp olive oil in a brown lunch bag. It took 2 1/2 min & came out perfectly - no burnt or unpopped kernals - amazing!
I bought a simple microwave popper bowl with a vented lid...just add corn and oil. No wasted paper products and you just have to wipe the bowl out and you're ready for the next batch. You can also sprinkle the popped corn with a bit of Stevia sweetener and apple pie spices for a great low cal sweet treat.
Never could get it to work in my micro without burning. Best to use air popper for us!
I make microwave popcorn all the time, but I don't use any oil. If you just put the unpopped popcorn in the brown bag ( I use 1/4 cup) and microwave about 2 minutes.........it comes out perfect. I use a little bit of spray butter and salt and it is delicious and only 1 gram of fat.
This is a great idea. I didn't use the oil and it came out perfect.
Just to let people know, you can experiment with this basic recipe. I made it as stated in large quantities for an end of the school year party and it was delicious. But I have also made it with walnut oil and afterward sprinkled Splenda on top to give it that kettle corn flavor without the calories. Also, I always use white paper bags because that's what I have and it works well in those too!
I like the idea and know lots of people swear by this recipe, but it has never quite worked for me. I've tried it almost 10 times, and I'm sure I must be doing something wrong. I've done it with and without oil, with and without butter, but found that my best still leave half the kernels unpopped and the line between good and burned is quite fine for me. It's an interesting take, and I thank you for posting it. I have better results with Movie Star Popcorn.
Who knew? I can't believe I have been buying microwave popcorn all these years! I am on a no white sugar/no white flour "diet" and am looking for healthy snacks. I used olive oil and sea salt, but I think next time I am going to only use 1/4 cup of kernels because 1/2 almost blew out my bag. I might even use a tad bit of butter every now and again :)
It works well. I still prefer my popcorn made in a pan, it seems to come out better (but with more fat since you need more oil). One thing to take note of, the first time I tried this recipe I didn't have a paper bag. So, I put it in a large microwave safe bowl with a plate over it for a lid. I took it out when it was done and let it sit. After about 30 seconds, the bowl exploded spraying popcorn and glass everywhere which took me a half hour to clean up. Be careful with this if you choose to use a bowl like others have said they've done.
I cooked 1/4 cup (more did not fit in bag once popped and burned) for 2 minutes without butter or salt.
this is very good, very easy, but 1/2 cup was too much for the bag. Even 1/3 cup was too much, and the bottom of the bag blew out. I will use 1/4 cup popcorn next time. I do not use the salt or oil (I like it plain). As others suggest, I fold the bag once and staple, but I watch it the whole time it's popping to make sure there is no problem. Soooo much better than the prepackaged stuff!
fantastic recipe! I popped mine for approx. 2 1/2 minutes, had a few unpopped kernels, but I also have that in the prepackaged type as well... Much better for you than the packaged type since you can add the amount of salt and oil that you use... I'm not a salt eater so this is a great find for me!!!!
Very easy...needed to microwave 2 minutes.
Wonderful idea!, but doesn't make large quantities. I burned mine when made as stated, and the recipe should include how to set up the bag. After reading reviews, made with 1/4 cup popcorn, 1/2 tsp oil and a few shakes of salt, then put the bag upright and microwaved for 2 minutes. Only a couple kernels weren't popped. As someone else suggested, I sprayed with some butter spray. Tasted perfect. *Update-I microwave popcorn all the time now. I don't use any oil; it's just not needed.
Yummy. But mine is done in 2 minutes any longer and it burns
I can't believe it really worked. Just got regular cheap popcorn. Did not use oil. Just sprayed with butter flavor crisco spray and salted. Great!
This was awesome. I tried it both with and without the oil. Worked perfectly. What a money saver!
I tried this today, followed the recipe to the letter, and the bag caught fire after 1:45!!!! thumbs down, very dangerous! DO NOT ATTEMPT!!!
This works great! No problems, just making a few adjustments next time. I am going to try with less oil/butter next time and 1/3 cup popcorn. I folded the top over twice and folded triangles on the corners and the bag sealed itself. 2 minutes for my microwave (around 1,000 watts). I also put the bag on its side, like MW popcorn. I had NO problems with burning or the bag opening, bottom blowing out etc, etc. I would never use staples or metal in my microwave, fear of starting a fire by arcing.
I have got this down pat now and I do two bags in 3 minutes and no oil....LOVE IT!!
And who would have thought? I purchased this special mocrowave popcorn bowl and I use that. Wished I had read this recipe before ran out and spent money!
Great recipe! If your popcorn taste a little dry it can be a few things. 1: Old popcorn 2: The type of oil you are using 3: No butter or salt on the corn. We have a Stir Crazy and use coconut oil (check popcorn stores, health food stores or online) which seems to make the corn taste moist. When your corn gets old, the oil can't always add enough moisture, so you may want to toss it and get new corn. Great recipe! My husband thought I was crazy, but this was so good. Lunch size bag, upright, 1tsp oil, 1/2 tbsp butter and a little salt. The butter added a little flavor to the corn, but mostly stuck to the bag. Added a little more after it was done. Will make this forever. Thank you.
8.30.12 ...https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/87305/microwave-popcorn/ ... I use a quarter cup popcorn, no oil, no salt for a 1:45 minutes. I guess it depends on the popcorn & how big your bag is, but that's all that will fit once popped. I just lay it flat, kind of like the storebought microwave kind, with the folded side down. Let it sit till you don't hear any more popping. Pour in a bowl, shot of butterflavored spray & a little salt. Toss & repeat. 'Seems oil & salt in the microwave aren't good ideas. Oil & paper? I'm thinking fire. Salt zapping the food you hear about all the time - to wait to add it till it's done. :? :) ... Anyway, that's how this girl does it. :)
Super easy! I love popcorn but hate the chemicals and weird aftertaste in the store bought microwave popcorn. So when I came across this recipe I knew that I had try it and immediately I did! I used olive oil and it only took 2 minutes in my microwave. Perfect yummy popcorn, thanks for sharing this great method!
I made this immediately after reading reviews on it. As one reviewer suggested, I used 1/4 cup of kernels, 1 tsp oil and 1 Tbsp sugar to make Kettle corn. Popped it for 2 minutes and now I am enjoying it as I type! Great, quick snack!
I make this without any added oil. I salt it AFTER it's popped. :)
Why didn't I think of this? What an economical way to make delish microwave popcorn! I use only about a 1/4 tsp of popcorn oil.
Th bag burned in the microwave and a small fire in the microwave I dumped water on it to put it out Do not ever try it is very dangerous. .
Worked great! I've made it like this mayn times. Thanx :)
I was so happy it actually worked! Def make sure your bag is upright in the microwave :)
I cut the recipe in half because that I found it was too much for a lunch-sized paper bag. It's the perfect amount for two to share, and it's so tasty! I substitute olive oil for the vegetable oil. This recipe is a definitely money-saver in my home!
We did this at work but left the oil out entirely and it was fine! We found our magic amount to be 1/4 cup in a brown lunch bag. We seasoned a variety of ways: salt, cinnamon/artificial sweetener, tabasco sauce, ICBINB spray. Thanks!
This works great with 1/4 cup of popcorn. I pop it without the oil, and add melted butter and truffle salt (the smallest pinch will do) after it's popped. Addictive!!! Try mixing a small pinch of truffle salt into eggs too, before scrambling them. So delicious...
I am never buying microwave popcorn again!
I can't believe I'm just learning of this! I used a 1/4 cup popcorn, no oil or salt and with my microwave it took exactly a minute and a half to pop. So incredibly easy!!!!
I've been making this popped corn for quite a while, with or without the oil, it always turns out great.
I've been buying microwave popcorn for years (although I know it's got so many things that are unhealthy and that has always bothered me). My kids love popcorn but I don't like how it turns out when done in a pot because it doesn't stay dry enough. This worked great! I have a "popcorn" button on my microwave and always have to add another 30 seconds to the cook time to get all the the kernels to pop but it turns out perfect every time! Thank you for sharing. :)