Let me begin by saying that I loathe microwave popcorn. The taste. The smell. The headache I inevitably get. The indigestion that follows.
So, imagine my surprise when I learned you can microwave popcorn kernels - get this - in a brown paper bag! It's true! It's amazing! It's headache-free!
Here's what you do:
Put 1/4 cup of popcorn kernels in a brown paper bag. Fold the top of the bag over 3 to 4 times, with each fold measuring about 1/2 inch. Set the bag upright in the microwave. Microwave on high for 2 to 3 1/2 minutes. (The first time I tried it, I cooked it for a little over 3 minutes - TOO LONG in my microwave.) Listen for the popping to slow. When 2 seconds passes between pops, turn off the microwave. Be careful opening the bag due to the steam. Add melted butter or olive oil and salt or other spices to taste. I added a bit of olive oil, salt, and pepper, and it was divine!
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