Recipe from Alton Brown
- 1/4 c. popcorn kernels
- 2-3 t. oil (olive, canola, etc.; you can also use melted butter)
- 1/4 t. salt (kosher or popcorn salt work best)*
Mix ingredients. Pour into a brown paper lunch bag and fold over 3 times (small folds--you'll need to leave enough room for the corn to pop). Place bag on its side on a plate in the microwave and pop for 2-3 minutes on high (until there are about 5 seconds between pops). This is about the same amount as is in a regular size bag of storebought microwave popcorn, so your microwave's "popcorn" setting will probably work.
I always sprinkle on extra salt at the end. Mmmm.... This makes enough for my kids to each have a good-sized (kid-sized) bowl and my husband and I each to have a moderate serving (if all the kernels pop). It's much, much cheaper than most of the other snacks they like, so I'm going to be dishing this up a good bit (it also has no hydrogenated oil or other weird ingredient....).