'I see my mother and people shelling out bucks on boxes of microwave popcorn and I just shake my head at them. I mean, your paying up to five bucks for a box of 3 to 9 bags of popcorn that you either burn or don't pop correctly which are greasy messes.
Step 1: Raw Step
1: You buy a pack of brown lunch bags from a dollar store.
2: You buy a scoop of loose kernels from the bulk section of your grocery store. Cheaper then loose 'branded' kernels by far and if your stores great, you can find other kinds of kernels too.
Step 2: Construction
1. Take a paper bag, open the bag, and pour in your serving of loose kernels.
*If you want your kernals flavoured, smeer butter on the inside of one of the flaps and put this side up when you microwave. Or wait till later for the lazy man step to flavour.
2. Fluff out the bag and fold over the flaps like the standard brown bag lunch at least three times, small folds are better.
Step 3: Nuke It
- if you buttered the side of the bag, put that side top up, you can try on the bottom but the bag tends to burn.
- and shake the bag before opening.
The Popcorn comes out -very- crisp and crunchy.
To flavour, there's always the flavour shakers. And now there's those butter sprays you probably have in your cupboard.
The lazy sods flavour step is one of those salad flavour spritzers.
Its perfect of taking to the office for a snack. A handful of kernels in a folded over brownbaggie in your purse or your backpack, and two minutes in a microwave. And if you don't butter the bag, you can reuse the bag if your cheapie.