Microwave Popcorn

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Registered: 10-31-1999
Microwave Popcorn
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Fri, 04-06-2012 - 12:33pm

Microwave Popcorn

"Believe it or not, you can make your own delicious, low-fat microwave popcorn using standard popping corn and a brown paper lunch bag. It works perfectly."

  • 1/2 cup unpopped popcorn
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • In a cup or small bowl, mix together the unpopped popcorn and oil. Pour the coated corn into a brown paper lunch sack, and sprinkle in the salt. Fold the top of the bag over twice to seal in the ingredients.

  • Cook in the microwave at full power for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes, or until you hear pauses of about 2 seconds between pops. Carefully open the bag to avoid steam, and pour into a serving bowl.

*Note: A few kernels will remain unpopped. Longer cooking may pop the rest, but will burn some of the already-popped kernels, so it is not recommended.

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Registered: 10-31-1999
Sat, 08-11-2012 - 5:28pm
Or you could put some garlic salt & parmesan cheese on it... we used to do that all the time when I was growing up.

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Registered: 02-06-2004
Thu, 08-09-2012 - 3:18pm

Sounds easy (and good) enough.  At least you know what you're eating!  I wonder if you could use "powder" butter.

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Registered: 10-31-1999
Mon, 04-09-2012 - 8:25pm
Of course, Cara! I haven't tried it.... I plan on it... just not sure when!

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Registered: 10-06-1997
Sat, 04-07-2012 - 3:38pm
Anybody actually tried this? I think I would miss the butter flavor of our usual microwave popcorn! That is where the reduction in fat is, of course.....