Oscar Night Popcorn


For all the years I have owned a microwave oven ( too many to admit to) I have been making commercial microwave popcorn. Well, guess what? That’s not necessary. Good popcorn placed in a brown lunch bag works just as well. Who would have guessed? The recipe is fool-proof! It’s just popcorn kernels microwaved in a brown paper bag. From ½ cup of kernels I made 9 cups of popped popcorn.

Three things to keep in mind:

  1. I used a good sized bag-my bags measured 8" across by 15" deep.(If you don’t have lunch bags and you’re in the neighborhood, stop by and we’ll give you one to use- we have plenty in stock)
  2. Place the popcorn in the bag and fold the top over 2 times, then place in microwave.
  3. In my oven ½ Cup popcorn took 3 minutes at full power but every microwave is different so you need to play around to get the right timing- and yes, you can “re-pop” kernels that are left in the bottom of the bag.

If you like flavored popcorn, here are some combinations to jazz up your basic mix:

Pizza Popcorn

2 Tbsp parmesan cheese
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp Italian Herbs
1 tsp paprika
Combine the ingredients in a food processor or blender until mixed. Pour over 8 cups popcorn and toss.

Southwestern Popcorn

1/2 tsp chili powder
1 Tbsp paprika
1 Tbsp cumin
2 Tbsp salt
Combine the ingredients and pour over 8 cups of popcorn and toss.

Cinnamon Popcorn

1/3 Cup sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
4 Tbsp butter
Melt the butter.Toss over 8 cups of popcorn. Combine the sugar and cinnamon and toss over the buttered popcorn.

Posted on February 23, 2012 .