Easy Popcorn in the Microwave

    5 minutes

    You do not have to pay top dollar for premade microwave popcorn, ordinary popcorn works perfectly well. You can also adjust the salt yourself!

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    Serves: 3 

    • 1/2 cup unpopped popcorn
    • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste

    Preparation:2min  ›  Cook:3min  ›  Ready in:5min 

    1. In a cup or small bowl, mix together the unpopped popcorn and oil. Pour the coated corn into a large brown paper bag, sprinkle in the salt and shake to combine. Fold the top of the bag over twice to seal in the ingredients.
    2. Cook in the microwave at full power for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes, or until you hear pauses of about 2 seconds between pops. Carefully open the bag to avoid steam, and pour into a serving bowl.

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    Homemade microwave popcorn is listed on the GI database as having a GL of 6 (per 20gm serve)  -  01 Dec 2010


    No one with half a brain needs a recipe for popcorn!  -  16 Oct 2009


    yep this is one of the easy peasy ways to do popcorn, without the messy pots, thanks for the great idea, will be using this all the time now  -  24 Oct 2012