Homemade microwave popcorn

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by JennsPeeps, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    You can airpop popcorn without an airpopper or using the stovetop!

    1. Find a paper bag that's roughly the size of a lunch bag.

    2. Throw in a handful of popcorn kernels.

    3. Fold bag top over and secure with a strip of scotch tape. You don't need much - just enough to keep it folded.

    4. Place in microwave on high for 5 minutes. Listen for popping to slow to 1 second between pops. Mine takes just 2.5 minutes.

    5. Pour into a bowl, garnish & enjoy!

    You can reuse the bag, as the microwaving process will soften the tape and make it easy to remove.
     
  2. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

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    ha! i secretly knew there had to be a cheaper way! nice tip! [​IMG]
     
  3. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Would the paper bag burn?
     
  4. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Nope, the bag doesn't burn, nor does the tape. You can reuse the bag, too.

    Proof positive: there's an empty bowl on the couch next to me, and a paper bag in my kitchen. I've used the bag several times already and it's 100% a-ok.
     
  5. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Quote:ONLY if you nuke it too long. Then it wiil burn, but it takes 4 minutes or more in a 600 watt microwave for it to flame. Yum, I am headed for the popcorn!

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  6. EweSheep

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    I like BUTTER on mine, would I put the butter in the bag after it is popped or put it in bowl?

    Dang, I wished for both of those things....paper bag AND popcorn!
     
  7. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Pop the kernels plain - no oil or anything on them. You can add butter AFTER they've popped and been transferred to a bowl.
     

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