22 January, 2009

Make Your Own Microwave Popcorn

How To Make Your Own Microwave Popcorn

Add about 1/6 cup (40-50mL, or 1.5 oz) of popping kernels to a brown paper bag. Shake in 5-10 shakes of salt (to taste). Add 1-2 tsp of margarine/butter (about 10mL, half an oz).

Hold the top of the bag closed and shake it well. The margarine will form into a lump with some of the corn - that's ok. Squash the bag a bit to kinda make the lump line the bottom edge of the bag.

Roll the bag tightly closed starting at the top. When you've rolled it as far as you can, press down on the rolled up part to flatten it.

Put the bag roll-side down on the microwave turntable. Start the micro for 2 minutes 30 seconds. LISTEN to the popping sounds which will start after about a minute. GET READY when the popping starts to slow down. STOP the microwave when you don't hear any pops for 2-3 seconds.

1. This stuff is easy and awesome.

2. It's hella cheaper than the artificial chemical garbage they call "microwave popcorn" in the supermarket - for me it's 10c per serve instead of $2.00.

3. By the way, did you know that workers in those popcorn factories get cancer from one of the ingredients that they expect us to eat??? And one of the ingredients in the special bags also causes cancer... yummo...

4. There is far less packaging involved in a brown paper bag than there is with a microwave package - which often includes plastic, double layer paper, foil, then plastic package, cardboard box and another plastic package...

~ Elisa