Truthfully, Eating Poorganically has been a bit tricky in the snack food category. But, thanks to my brilliant friend Megan, I’ve recently learned a new AMAZING recipe for DIY microwave popcorn that absolutely tastes delicious and is not going to give me (or you) arteriosclerosis.
But, I’ll be honest. I feel a little bad because if you are like me, realizing how easy and cheaply this can be made is going to make you feel really dumb for having spent years wasting money buying horrible-for-you products that left your mouth tasting like you had rinsed with the contents of a deep fat fryer.
So, for making you feel dumb, I’m sorry.
For giving you this awesome recipe, you’re welcome.
To those of you who already knew about this and are thinking, Geez, Katrina. This is old news. Everyone knows better than to eat that plastic coated stuff. Well, to you I say, tthhhpppppttt. That’s a raspberry for keeping the secret to yourself. Friends don’t let friends lick the deep fat fryer.
Okay, this is TOO easy–and WAY cheaper, even WITH couponing –and more environmentally friendly (even though I only marginally care about the environment 😉 ).
1. Popcorn Kernels (I recommend organic for this particular item since corn is often genetically modified.)
2. Butter, Olive Oil, Coconut Oil or something healthy fat. (NOT canola or vegetable oil since those aren’t really good for you)
3. Brown bag
4. Salt (Sea salt is probably better, but my sea salt is coarse which is a tad to crunchy for this purpose.)
5. A microwave
Mix 1/3 cup of kernels with approximately 1/2 to 1 tsp oil or butter, depending on how you like it.
If you plan to add additional butter after making, err on the side of less oil.
You can melt it or just moosh it into the kernels. It doesn’t matter. I’m lazy, so I moosh.
Fold the bag over twice about an inch. You can tape it shut if you want.
Microwave for 2-3 minutes until you hear 3 seconds between pops.
When you remove the bag, it may seem really oily because brown bags are thin and absorb oil more than store-bought microwave popcorn bags.
(Also, I think I got a bit too much coconut oil on this batch.)
Pour out! Add salt and seasonings to taste.
Eat while watching BBC movies! Marvel at your poorganic-ness. Try cinnamon sugar!
Okay, admit honestly, how many of you already knew about this and how many of you are reading this geniously idea for the first time?
What’s your favorite popcorn topping?