Monday, March 07, 2011

Parmesan Popcorn

Guess what?!  You can make microwave popcorn, from scratch!!!   I got the idea from Our Best Bites, but made a minor tweak here and there... It's cheap and beyond easy, and there's no fake nothin' about it.  Just pure yumminess :)


Ingredients:
  • scant 1/4 c. popcorn kernels
  • 1 T. butter
  • 1 t. canola oil (you can use a good flavored olive oil, too)
  • 1/8 t. salt
  • scant 1 T. grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 brown paper bag
Directions:
  1. Pour popcorn kernels into bag.  Flatten out bag and then fold the top of the bag over twice.  Make two notches about 1.5 inches apart, and fold flap over (see picture).
  2. Place bag in microwave and cook for a little over 2 minutes, depending on your micro.  Mine turns out great at 2:15, with just a few kernels unpopped.
  3. Lightly shake bag and dump popcorn into a medium bowl; set aside.
  4. Melt butter (about 15 seconds in the zapper); add oil and salt and stir well.
  5. Pour butter mixture over popcorn and immediately toss.  Add Parmesan and toss to coat.
I'm normally anti-micro, but for quick air-popped popcorn I can make an exception ;) This is our family's new favorite snack!  Everyone from the oldest to the youngest just loves it.  I'm excited to try some different flavors...  I'll keep you posted if/when I do.  But imagine all the possibilities!  Most excellent snacking indeed.  *B

4 comments:

I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes said...

yummmy! I need to try this! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I have found I don't particularly like the pouring of butter on it because some get soggy. I have been eating mine just air popped and have found I really like it with nothing added.

I have wondered though what would happen if you covered the kernels in butter/oil before the popping. isn't that just what they do in the micro bags?

This has also been a new favorite snack of mine!! Thanks for sharing.

Mandi

Summers Camp said...

I don't think putting the kernels in butter/oil before popping would work. Unless you have a wax-lined bag, like the store-bought micro popcorn... But you can certainly do it on the stove top that way!

Angela said...

Awesome!! My husband loves plain popcorn...which I find gross. THis would be great for the two of us!