i am a sucker for popcorn. it is my comfort food of choice and my favorite way to make it is on the stove.... no other method tastes quite the same.
cooking popcorn on the stove is a fairly simple process, but it does make a bit of a mess to clean up so i always keep a few bags of microwave popcorn handy. there are desperate times when i don't have the energy to deal with making stove-top popcorn and the microwave version will just have to do....but it tastes gross in comparison, right? that and it's simply not good for you...
i recently learned how to make my own microwave popcorn and now i am hooked! not only is it a healthier option, but it is so much more cost effective as well! hope you like it too!
all you need is:
a brown paper lunch bag
1/4 cup popcorn kernels
salt & butter (optional)
measure out 1/4 cup of popcorn kernels.
pour popcorn in the brown paper lunch bag.
fold top of the bag over a few times (about a 1/4-1/2 inch fold or so). be sure to crease tightly as you fold.
place in microwave for a bout 2-3 minutes. do *not* use the "popcorn" setting on your microwave.
simply listen to when the popping slows to approximately 3 seconds apart and you're done!
take your popcorn out, watch for steam when unfolding and then pour into a bowl and enjoy!
use butter and salt or keep it fresh and plain--either is yummy!