Saturday, February 19, 2011
popcorn quick tip
Over at Eating Rules, I found this little tip about making popcorn. I love popcorn. Like LOVE popcorn. It's a meal sometimes.
For awhile I would make popcorn in a pan on the stove. Then I got a popcorn maker that you use in the microwave and it uses little paper bottoms so every last kernel pops. But the trick was, once you run out of the little paper bottoms, you need to go get more.
So when I came across this little tip, I was all over it like drizzled butter on popcorn.
Popping corn in a paper bag!
The first time I tried it, I used a paper grocery bag. It was a bit too large for the microwave, but worked none the less.
The second time I decided to use a lunch paper bag.
I dumped some kernels in the bottom (I found some organic popcorn on sale in the bulk section at the store), folded it a couple times and put it in the microwave for about two minutes. I waited until the popping was winding down, pulled out the paper bag, dusted some salt on the top (even tried it without butter and it was pretty good!), closed it up, gave it a good shake and voila! Fluffy, yummy popcorn.
You don't even need a bowl! And when you're all done, you throw the bag in the recycling or even the compost!
So it's a win-win-win for everyone! And a yummy one at that!