“Do you sell microwave popcorn poppers?”, I asked my guy at the health food store. He said, “Why bother.” Huh? He said “Just get an environmentally safe brown paper bag”. It made so much sense. So I asked for some at the cash register on my way out with my purchase of a big bulk bag of organic popcorn kernels. I went home to experiment and boy did I come up with a tasty snack.
Popcorn is really good for you. Air-popped popcorn is naturally high in fiber, low in calories and fat, contains no sodium, and is sugar free. This can make it an attractive snack to people with dietary restrictions on the intake of calories, fat, and/or sodium.
So, how do we make it tasty without an inordinate amount of unhealthy additives? This is my recipe for microwave kettle corn that you make yourself.
Microwave Kettle Corn in a Brown Bag Sans the Kettle serves 1 (multiply per number of people)
Take an environmentally safe paper bag and fill it with:
1/4 cup of organic popcorn 1 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil or canola oil or grapeseed oil 1/4 teaspoon coarse kosher salt 1 teaspoon organic cane juice sugar
Shake to blend and fold the top of the bag a couple time, leaving room for about 2 cups of popcorn to expand.
Place the bag in your microwave.
Pop at 80% power for about 1 1/2 minutes. Eat what pops and then return unpopped kernels to continue popping. Maybe 1 more minute. If you pop the popcorn for over 2 minutes, it may burn.
There are infinite flavour possibilities. Here are some ideas. Just add your choice of combination to the bag with the popcorn:
Saigon Cinnamon Fresh sage and lemon rind Herbs and any citrus rind ginger and cloves Organic brown sugar Garlic Salt Dried Onion flakes 1 teaspoon butter or organic alternative 1/4 teaspoon sea salt mustard seed cumin seed chili powder or flakes fennel seed
You get the idea. Speaking of ideas… I’d love to hear yours. Enjoy!