Anybody else remember Jiffy Pop Popcorn and how exciting it was to watch that foil tin nearly burst at the seams as the popcorn popped and popped and popped on the stovetop? Jiffy Pop was all but replaced by microwave popcorn and what could be easier than that? Put the envelope in the microwave, and wait for all those additives, preservatives and faux butter to pop.
You can make your own microwave popcorn quickly and easily without all the extras. Here’s how.
- 1/3 cup unpopped popcorn
- ½ teaspoon olive oil
- Pinch of salt
Pour enough popcorn into a brown paper lunch sack. Drizzle oil over the kernels, then sprinkle with the salt. Fold the top of the bag over twice and place upright in microwave.
Cook at 100% power for two minutes. (Microwave power levels may vary. Cook until pops are about 5 seconds apart.)
Makes about 7 ½ cups of popcorn.