Sunday, December 4, 2011

Snack of the Day: Homemade microwaved popcorn

I love popcorn. In fact, I didn’t realize how much I loved popcorn until I was searching for a past blog post and found that I’ve talked about popcorn here and here and here and here and probably a bunch of other places too, but I think I’ve made my point.

Yet even though I eat more microwaved popcorn than I care to admit, do you know what I don’t love about it? That greasy, yellow, chemically stuff that lines the bags.

The solution? PaperChef parchment cooking bags. Using these bags makes popcorn as light as air-popped but without the klunky popper.

All you do is pour ½ cup of popcorn kernels into a parchment bag, fold the top over at least three times (you don’t want the steam – or popcorn – to escape), and pop it in the microwave on high for about 2 ½ minutes. Then pour popcorn into a bowl and top with melted butter and salt or whatever else you choose.

This, my friends, is what you call a snacking game-changer.

6 comments:

Wendy said...

I am happy to confirm that this method also works with cheapo brown paper lunch bags, and not just the ritzy parchment ones!

Amy said...

Why am I always the last to know?

missx said...

Popcorns are great. The only problem is that you can't stop eating them...

Colleen Friesen said...

I adore popcorn. You might have just changed my entire life. I use our ancient hot-air popper that should probably be on a retro wall in some museum somewhere...so this is an epiphany. I will NOT buy the chemical-enhanced crap but now I'll wow everyone with the bag method. Bless you Miz Rosen!

Amy said...

Happy to help, Mz Friesen. Let me know how it goes.

Sherry F said...

I don't know where I have been that I haven't tried this before now. I LOVE popcorn and this makes it so simple! Thanks for the great tip!