This. This!! This has changed my life. Yep. And this post might change your life too. Are you ready for it? I’m not trying to be dramatic… I just am dramatic, I don’t have to try. So keep that in mind as I teach you how to make popcorn in the microwave with just popcorn kernels and a paper bag.
And if you love popcorn as much as I do you’ll be super excited for this quick tip!
I LOVE popcorn. It’s definitely in my top 10 favorite foods. Is that weird? I feel like my favorite foods are a random mash-up of so many things! Anyway…
500 years ago I heard you could make microwave popcorn yourself super easy, cheap and fast by just putting your own kernels and seasoning in a paper bag. Boom!
Unfortunately, they didn’t have microwaves 500 years ago so no one really made this back then.
But I have a microwave and a love of popcorn so I finally decided to take advantage and figure out how to DIM (do it myself) popcorn super fast!
DIY Microwave Popcorn:
Directions: Put 1/3 cup kernels in a paper bag. Fold bag over 2 times to close. Microwave for 2 to 3:30 minutes – paying very close attention to when the kernels slow down and take a few seconds in between pops.
When it’s done spray the popped corn with olive oil and season with salt, salt & sugar or your favorite flavors.
Tip: You can spray it with olive oil and then add the seasoning straight to the bag and shake it around to mix. Then, pour into a bowl.
Seasoning ideas: Salt, Pepper, TJ’s Everything But the Bagel Seasoning, Sugar, Cinnamon, Chile Powder, Tajin, Cocoa Powder, Parmesan Cheese…
Note: I had to do this a couple of times to figure out exactly how long to microwave it so that the popcorn with mostly popped but not burnt. I burnt a few batches and had a few where only half popped. Finally I found the sweet spot is about 3 minutes for 1/3 cup – I have a small, not fancy microwave so adjust accordingly.
I’m obsessed with this right now and have used a bunch of different seasonings. This batch had Mexican seasoning – which sounds like it would taste like Mexicans but actually tastes a little like taco seasoning.
Question: Do you prefer salty or sweet popcorn?
I like salty! I eat more than enough sweet things and this is my salty pick!