24 June 2009

Microwave Popcorn

Did you know you can make microwave popcorn without buying the expensive stuff in the special bags?

Go get yourself some good popcorn, put 1/4 cup in a brown lunch bag along with a couple teaspoons of oil and some salt if you like. Fold the top down twice and put one or two staples in it. Toss in the microwave for about 3 minutes or until there's a few seconds between pops.




Incredibly cheaper, healthier and yummier. I like to make it plain then melt some butter, drizzle and salt with popcorn salt. YUM-O!!

Also, if you haven't checked out Moda Bake Shop yet, you really should. Marie has a link to them on her personal blog and holy smokettes, they have some fantastic projects.

5 comments:

Johanna said...

Don't the staples in the bag cause problems? I've done this before, but without the staples - just folding it tight. Because the bag doesn't stay all the way closed, it doesn't pop all the way. Fortunately I have a great popper that I love to use, so I rarely buy microwave stuff. Only when I can get it almost free with a coupon!

Born Blonde said...

We usually use a piece of tape to avoid using the metal staples.

Joanna said...

Okay, well I'll tell you that I was watching one of my Good Eats videos on corn. Alton Brown did this and he used two staples. He did not address microwave issues, but I know in my own microwave you can have small amounts of metal (even foil) and as long as it doesn't touch the sides it's fine.

Kainoa said...

REALLY???? I am kind of scared to do the staples in the micro but also curious cause we could save a lot of $$ doing it this way, I may just have to try this! Thanks!

cheramy said...

i just stumbled onto this blog and HOLY COW! i had no idea you could do this! i'm going to go try it right now...