I love popcorn.
It’s one of my favorite snacks – so light, airy, and crunchy. I gave up making that pre-bagged popcorn a while ago and started making mine in the microwave with just 2 things:
I love knowing exactly what’s in my popcorn and being able to control the ingredients myself.
I just buy the bag of popcorn kernels and as long as I have brown sandwich bags, I’m ready for a bowl of popcorn at any time!
First, I take 3 Tbsp of kernels and put them in the sandwich bag.
Fold the top of the bag over twice, just so it stays closed and lay it on one side in the microwave.
Set it for 2 minutes and let it go!
Depending on how your microwave works, it may take a bit longer or a bit shorter, so just listen to see when the popping slows down.
While the popcorn is in the microwave, I get out my “finishers”:
Olive oil, salt and a big bowl is all you need for awesome popcorn.
When the popcorn is done popping, I take the bag out of the microwave and carefully open it up – watch for the hot steam!
I pour in between 1 – 2 tsp of olive oil
Sprinkle in as much salt as you want
Then comes the fun part :)
Shake the bag up and down to get the oil and salt distributed, pour into bowl and enjoy!
This is my favorite way to have it, but you can do any seasoning you want!
- Sugar/sweetener to make it kettle corn
- Oregano and parmesan for Italian popcorn
- Chili powder, cumin, garlic for Mexican flavor
- Cinnamon and sugar for a sweet snack
- handful of m&m’s or chocolate chips
What’s your favorite popcorn topping?
I’m a purist when it comes to popcorn and really love it with just olive oil and salt, but I do love some good kettle corn and this awesome caramel corn from Ocean City.
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