The first time I tried stovetop popcorn I was surprised by its fresh flavor. I grew up with preprepared microwave popcorn, and while I still enjoy it on occasion, I have discovered that fresh popcorn is more affordable and healthier. I tried cooking popcorn on the stove but found it easy to burn the bottom of the pot.
We discovered brown bag popcorn this summer. It has a wonderful fresh flavor without the additives of pre-prepared popcorn. Over several cooking sessions I tweaked how many kernels to add, and I think we found the perfect amount!
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Brown Bag Microwave Popcorn
Add 1/4 cup of popcorn kernels to open brown paper bag. Fold bag over at least twice. Stand upright in microwave and cook for approximately 1min and 30seconds (for a 1000 watt microwave). Add butter, garlic, and salt to taste.
Note: Some recipes add oil to the brown paper bag, but I have found this breaks down the strength of the bag. Add butter to taste after the popcorn pops!
Have you ever tried brown bag popcorn? Our kids are out of school today due to a bit of snow + ice, and it made for a great afternoon snack!