Microwave Popcorn: Home Made, Cheap and Easy

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Introduction: Microwave Popcorn: Home Made, Cheap and Easy

Go to the supermarket and look at the boxes of microwave popping corn. $1.99 to $3.00 a box and the odds are you won't find one seasoned to your individual taste. You just have to settle for what they offer.

HAH!

Not anymore, my friends. I am here to liberate your palates form the work-a-day microwave popcorn. Today, you will learn that which they don't want you to know. You will learn how simple and cheap it is to make your own popping corn. Lets get started.

First you will need the following ingredients:

1/4 cup of popping corn (generally $0.99 for a pound bag. This is enough to make at least 50 bags of microwave corn)
1 Teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
To taste - popcorn salt (it has finer granules than table salt with the same taste)

And the following tools:

A stapler
A teaspoon
A measuring cup
A brown paper bag
and
A microwave


Step 1: First...

Open the bag and pour the popping corn in. Carefully add your seasonings and salt. Shake gently. Now add the teaspoon of olive oil.

Step 2: Things Are Really Popping Now!

Fold the bag over once and staple twice. Contrary to popular belief, the staples will not spark in the microwave. Gently shake the contents to mix and press out the air. Set on it's back in the microwave and cook until the pops get about 3 to 5 seconds apart.

Step 3: Relax and Savor

Open the bag with great care as steam will be escaping and you can get scalded. Pour into a bowl, serve and enjoy the taste and the knowledge that this heaping bag of microwave popcorn cost less than $0.10!

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you could seal the bag with tooth pics instead of staples

HOW LONGTO I PUT IT IN FOR!!!!HOW DO I KNOW DO I PUT IT ON POPCORN

SORRY FOR CAPS THEY WONT COME OFF

Caps lock key maybe?

:-)

Don't try plastic even if it's a microwavable bowl.
I guess because it gets too hot before the corn pops but, anyway, i ended up with popcorn on a molten bowl.

I logged in to give you 5 stars. So does butter work instead of the olive oil? I would give it a try but no paper bags...

I used about a tablespoon of butter in the bag- worked just fine.

Thank you for your kind comments. Sometimes I use butter, but find it works better if you use it after it has popped.

I popped a tablespoon of butter into the bag- even better!

Another link about brown bag microwave popcorn says to cook for 2 minutes. Here's the link to that "how-to" >> http://www.seriouseats.com/2015/01/how-to-make-microwave-popcorn-brown-paper-bag.html

If I read your instructions correctly I need to lay the Brown Bag flat not standing up. Am I correct?