I love the smell of popcorn at the movie theater, and I love the taste of it even more. All the melted butter and salt poured on it is simply delicious, and a heart attack waiting to happen. Our household has become more health conscience over the last several years and healthy snacks are important to us. Most people know plain unsalted air-popped corn is a great snack option, it's all the oil, butter and salt that isn't so good for us.
Today I have a quick way to have popcorn in about two minutes with not a lot of fuss. About a year ago, I saw a segment on the Today Show about making your own microwave popcorn. The guest boasted all you need is a brown paper bag, popcorn, and oil. After looking further into this recipe and experimenting, it actually works. Here's how to do it:
In a bowl, mix 1/2 cup unpopped popcorn with 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil. Stir the popcorn to coat and place in a brown lunch size paper bag. Fold the top of the bag twice to seal the package and microwave on high for about 2 to 2 1/2 minutes. Listen for the popping to slow down and stop the microwave.
A little experimenting with cook times is needed depending on the wattage of your microwave. Then salt to taste or add any other topping you wish. Try a little season salt and Parmesan cheese for a savory treat, or drizzle with chocolate and caramel for a special sweet treat.