Family night watching movies and eating popcorn is one of our favorite things to do. The one thing I left off my grocery list was the microwave popcorn. I started prowling in our pantry and found a bag of popcorn kernels so I started searching for a recipe so we could make this into microwave popcorn. And guess what? It was just as good or better than the microwave popcorn that I usually buy at the store.
- 1/2 cup unpopped popcorn
- 1 teaspoon Olive Oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
- In a cup or small bowl, mix together the unpopped popcorn and oil. Pour the coated corn into a brown paper lunch sack, and sprinkle in the salt. Fold the top of the bag over twice to seal in the ingredients. The bag is supposed to be set upright (not on it’s side), as store bought popcorn says to do.
- Cook in the microwave at full power for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes, or until you hear pauses of about 2 seconds between pops. And if your microwave does not have a turntable, turn your bag every 30 seconds or so. Carefully open the bag to avoid steam, and pour into a serving bowl.
A few kernels will remain unpopped. Longer cooking may pop the rest, but will burn some of the already-popped kernels, so it is not recommended.
I have purchased popcorn salt, it is much finer than table salt and works so much better. You can also add garlic salt.