We go through a lot of popcorn in this house and because of it’s simplicity microwave popcorn has been the poison of choice. I jest but it is a poison of sorts, isn’t it? What exactly is “real butter flavor”? That’s why I’m delighted with this Alton Brown recipe passed along by J.D. at GetRichSlowly. Not only is making our own microwave popcorn frugal but now we will control the content.
Alton Brownâ€™s Plain Brown Popper
- 1/4 cup good quality popcorn
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt or popcorn salt
- Sprinkle jalapeno seasoning mix
- Paper lunch bag
Toss the popcorn with the olive oil, salt, and jalapeno seasoning mix in the paper bag. Fold the top of the bag over and staple the bag twice to close. Place the bag in the microwave and microwave on high for 2 minutes to 3 minutes, or until there are about 5 seconds between pops.
(NOTE: Popcorn salt is a super-fine salt that is designed especially for sticking to food such as popcorn. It has the taste of regular table salt, but its granules are much finer.)
Also —> I learned from the comments that the oil isn’t even necessary and a simple fold of the paper bag eliminates the staples! Yea!