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“Homemade” Microwave Popcorn

A few years ago, I was inspired by this blog post about popcorn made from scratch. It made me realize how ridiculous it was to pay for  nastily unnatural “butter-flavored” microwave popcorn, when I could be popping my own naked popcorn kernels and adding 100% real salt and butter myself.

So here is how I make my own fresh, tasty homemade microwave popcorn. First, I get a brown lunch bag, popcorn kernels in a jar, some salt and butter:

Don’t worry. I didn’t use half a stick of butter. I sliced off just a bit and microwaved for 30 seconds:

Then I pour enough kernels in the brown bag to just cover the bottom of the bag:

Microwave for 2 minutes, or until popping slows down (am I insulting your microwave popcorning intelligence? Sorry.)

Then pour in a big bowl, drizzle on the melted butter and salt to taste. Divvy up into little bowls for the kids, and eat the rest in the big bowl yourself. I got to use these cute little rice bowls my sister gave the kids. She’s visiting from Japan, but I think she actually got these at House of Rice on Hayden Road, south of Thomas. Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit with delicious crunchy popcorn. Easy and healthy!

Posted Wednesday, February 2, 2011 in Food & Drink, Kids