Easiest Popcorn

Recently the kids have begun to express an interest in creating a more varied menu at home.
My daughter has been reading the ingredient lists on some of the boxes. She is peppering me with questions like: What is maltodextrin? What is lactic acid?
Well, before I need to explain another snack label, it was time to find a snack that needed less explaining.
What could be easier than popcorn? The answer: nothing.
When I was younger, making popcorn involved a pot, oil, popcorn and a stove. I needed something simpler: something the kids could make on their own and without burning pots as I had.

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So here it is: our simple recipe for popcorn.
What you need:
1 brown paper lunch bag
1/3 cup corn kernels
1/2 tsp olive oil
Salt or spices (we like Herbamare)
Microwave

Mix corn kernels, oil and salt/spices in a bowl or cup.
Place kernels in the brown paper bag, fold over top of bag twice and place bag standing up (this bag must stand up…trust me) in the microwave.
Heat in microwave for 2 to 3 minutes.
You will know when the popcorn is done when there are only 2 seconds between pops.
When taking the popcorn out of the bag, be careful as there will be steam.

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Guten Appetit!

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Brigitte Fessele says:

    That looks so easy that one might do it anytime, even as an afterthought right after the movie started – especially if you can put the movie on pause 🙂 The movie would not be the same without at least the smell of popcorn 🙂

  2. Amy says:

    Yum. I’m gonna do this:)

    1. Last night the kids tried it with some sugar and butter. They were inspired by a conversation with out German babysitter. And the result? Another recioe for the repetoire.

  3. Katy Griggs says:

    Awesome! Just did this. Wonder why the heck it never occurred to me to try this before.

    1. That is exactly how I felt … 😉

  4. Lily says:

    Diane used to like salty popcorn and I always wanted sugar… Bet my mom wished she had this in her recipe book back then!!!!

    1. I always find it funny to hear how siblings can be so different.

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