Tuesday, June 22, 2010

My Favorite Snack

After heated hashing of policy at work today I got home today and needed a snack.  Not just any snack.  My favorite snack.  Homemade microwave popcorn.  My mom taught me this trick.  If you are sick of the artificial taste of microwave popcorn, try this sometime.  It pretty much rocks.

You will need:
-one old fashioned brown paper sandwich bag
-1/3 cup popcorn kernals
-about a teaspoon of oil (I like olive oil or peanut oil best)

Ok, all you have to do is dump the popcorn and the oil in the bag and shake it up.  Then fold the top over twice.  Like so...

Now put the bag in the microwave laying down, like you would a regular microwave popcorn bag. 

I usually use the "POPCORN" Setting on the microwave and then add 30 seconds when it's close to being done, but another good way to do it is to set it for like 3-4 minutes and WATCH and LISTEN and just stop it as soon as the kernals slow and seem pretty much popped.  You don't want to burn it, so make sure to stop it when it sounds done.

This is how it looks when you take it out.  Most of the oil soaks into the bag.  Dump it in a nice bowl (or metal mixing bowl in my case!)

                                                                             That's it. 
I like a little melted butter and salt on mine.

                                           I'm a purist.  No garlic or cheese powder for me.

Try it.  It's good stuff.  And you can share it with your dog.

While watching The Next Foodnetwork Star on TIVO.


Anonymous said...

Very nice! I've never tried that. I like a little something hot on mine like a dash of cayenne.

Kristina said...

I always think I don't really care for popcorn, then Jason makes some and I LOOOOVE it ! :) I like it butter + salt too...

and sometimes share with our doxie... :)

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