Saturday, April 17, 2010

Brown Bag Popcorn

I was catching up on my magazines this afternoon and came across instructions to make popcorn at home in the a brown paper bag.

Because our family loves popcorn, and because I can't stand either all of the packaging included with pre-purchased microwaveable bags or the mess made when I make it on the stove, it caught my eye and we tried it right away. And it was great!

Here are the details from Family Circle (May 2010) magazine to give it a try for your family:
  1. Mix 2 tablespoons popcorn kernels, 1 teaspoon canola oil, and a dash of salt in a small bowl.
  2. Place mixture in a brown paper lunch bag and fold it down 2 times.
  3. Cook in your microwave on high for 2-3 minutes, until there are a few seconds between pops. Makes about 4 cups.
I made our first batch just as directed and then tweaked it a bit. I added less oil...just enough to coat the kernels. I also increased the salt a bit...and some batches with garlic salt. My husband says his next batch will include salt and sugar to attempt some kettle corn. The possibilities are endless! And the cost is the pocketbook, family time, and the environment! Enjoy!