Making Easy Homemade Microwave Popcorn

| February 14, 2012 | 5 Comments

Popcorn, anyone?

On movie night (every Friday in our house!) popcorn is practically a requirement. I mean, how can you dig into a good flick without a big buttery bowl of popcorn? There’s something big to be said for traditions like that. The kids get so excited for our Friday movie and popcorn.

‘Course, making popcorn in our house mean really making it. No microwave popcorn here. After reading the ingredients list, I just couldn’t — too many unpronounceable things. But give up popcorn altogether? Never. Instead, we usually pop it in our air popper. That’s not always practical though. Sometimes you want easy — easy cooking and easy cleanup

This week’s recipe from The Food Matters Project was popcorn, which actually worked out really well because I learned a whole new way of making popcorn at home. And it’s super easy. The popcorn recipe in The Food Matters Cookbook call for it to be either cooked on the stove top or in the microwave. I opted for the latter since it didn’t require oil or anything.Bittman’s microwave popcorn is a total home hack to have your popcorn fast — without mess, fuss or bags of weird smelling packaged microwave popcorn. Score. The process is so simple. Place 1/4 cup of popcorn kernals in a paper bag with a 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Roll the top over a few times and then microwave for 2-3 minutes then toss with seasonings.

See? Couldn’t be easier.

Then the only question is how to season it. For the kids, I sprinkled grated parmesan, dried basil and salt into the bag and shook it all up. Will declared one of his favorites ever. For me, I sprinkled the hot popcorn with five spice and brown sugar. I loved the sweet-savory take on standard popcorn. It was just perfect.

What do you like on your popcorn?

To learn more about this recipe over to Cookie and Kate, this week’s Food Matters Project host.

Category: Budget Eating, Quick and Easy Recipes, Recipes

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Sarah Walker Caron is a writer, editor and recipe developer who loves to create delicious recipes the whole family can enjoy together. Her work has appeared in countless publications including iVillage, BELLA NYC Magazine, Yum for Kids magazine and more. She lives in Maine with her two food-loving kids.

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  1. Kate says:

    Popcorn is my favorite food in the world. The only way I don’t like it is when it’s ruined by turning it to caramel corn!

  2. Joanne says:

    Five spice and brown sugar popcorn sounds like a total addiction waiting to happen!

  3. I’ve been wanting to try this!

  4. Donna says:

    What great timing – my old school air popper just died! Thanks for this helpful post!

  5. So glad you and your kids enjoyed the popcorn recipe! Please don’t forget to comment on the Food Matters Project site so all the members know how to find your post!

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