We Have Been Duped September 2, 2007Posted by merp in Food.
Microwave popcorn is just popcorn in a paper bag, in the microwave.
I know, it sounds too simple to be true. But that’s all it is.
Maybe you knew this already, maybe only I (and everyone I’ve told this to so far) was that gullible. But I always assumed, since the packaged stuff was so expensive, and coated in an unnamable and peculiar-tasting substance sometimes described (never accurately) as “buttery,” that the product must be chemically treated in some unwholesome manner in order to perform well in the microwave.
Then I stumbled upon these instructions. And I tried them. Perfect, fluffy popcorn every time. Local, organic popcorn (bought in bulk at the co-op), with just olive oil, or a little olive oil and a little butter (add the butter after), just the way I like it, for something around 10 cents a bag. (I’ll do the math some time and let you know.)