This was like a revelation for me. And it’s so simple it’s ridiculous.
I have been addicted to these little packs of lime and salt popcorn for snacks.
But then I read something (maybe in Readymade?) about how you can make your own microwave popcorn in a paper sack.
So I tried it, and it worked. And then I felt dumb for not thinking of it myself.
Here’s what I did:
I got a bag of regular paper lunch sacks and some popcorn kernels (these were tiny, so you might have to adjust the time for bigger kernels).
I put 1/4 a cup of kernels in a sack and drizzled on about a tablespoon of vegetable oil.
Don’t worry if your bag gets oily. It’s supposed to.
Then I microwaved it for two minutes, stopping it when I heard the kernals slowing down (it was about a minute and a half).
The popcorn came out just fine. I got a lot of old maids the first time, but haven’t since. I tried popping it for a minute and 45 seconds once, but then I got a bunch of burned kernels.