Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Make Microwave Popcorn in a Paper Lunch Bag

It's recipe Tuesday again, but instead of making a main dish today I am posting a Facebook recipe that is making the rounds.  Many of you may already do this.  It is making popcorn in a brown paper lunch bag.  I noticed the price of microwave popcorn has increased and this recipe can be made for much less.  I found popcorn for sale in bulk for $.70 a pound.  There is about two cups of popcorn kernels in one pound which equals about 12 cents worth of popcorn per batch.  It also uses olive oil which is a much healthier fat.

Brown Bag Popcorn

1/3 cup popcorn
1 teaspoon Olive Oil
1/2 t. salt

Put the dry popcorn in the paper bag.  Put the salt and oil in the bag.  Give the bag a little shake and fold over top of the bag a couple times.  Put the bag in the microwave for about 2 minutes 30 seconds.  If you hear the popping stop before this amount of time, you may have to stop the microwave early.

If you like kettle corn, just put a Tablespoon of sugar in the bag with the oil and salt.

WARNING:  The first time I tried this, I mixed the salt, oil and sugar together and poured in on the popcorn.  Don't do that, the bag almost caught on fire.
Label from microwave popcorn.  

The brown bag popcorn uses olive oil and doesn't have any added preservatives, and no artificial flavor or color.   It makes a perfect snack.

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