Making popcorn using just a regular kernel in a microwave.

@sharksfin (1098)
Philippines
October 24, 2012 2:26am CST
Yes, not the packed one with flavor and stuffs. Out of desperation, I was able to figure out how to make popcorn with the kernels I have stocked in the kitch cabinet for some time til that day. I observed that those microwavable ones use paper bag. I wasn't sure what else's in it but since I have a few brown paper bags at home, I thought to try putting them in there and just add some cooking oil. So, that's what I did. Then, I placed it in the microwave. After a minute under 400W, they started popping and I was sooo excited! ^_^ I set it to three minutes. When I checked, it's perfect! Another advantage is it's healthier than the microwavable ones as you have the control what you add to it. So, a little of salt and whatever you might want to sprinkle will do. Plus, it's a lot cheaper than the former! Has anyone done this before?
2 responses
• United States
24 Oct 12
I have done this many times its actually the only way we eat popcorn. What I do is put my kernels in a ziploc bag and then coat them with the oil. Its much easier than putting the oil in the paper bag not as much seeps through that way. We love to do it this way and my daughter thinks we are pulling a fast one on the microwave popcorn makers and to be honest I cant blame her because I feel the same way.
@subhojit10 (7384)
• India
24 Oct 12
Thanks a ton for sharing this discussion. Well glad to know that u had prepared popcorns and that too out of desperation and i am sure it must have tasted great. Yes they are very much healthier when cooked with the kernels than in a microwave as a microwave is generally said that it takes away the essential taste and nutrients from the food. I have always liked the pop corns but have never tried making it at home. What say?