Sunday, September 19, 2010

Day 131: Homemade Microwave Popcorn

Here's Tony's recipe for perfect microwave popcorn.

Homemade Microwave Popcorn

brown paper bag (recycled from the grocery store?)
1/3 cup popping corn
2t. olive oil

Put the olive oil and the popcorn in the bag. Staple it shut. Microwave for exactly 2 minutes or just a few seconds longer. Tony found that in our microwave 2:15 results in burning. Your mileage may vary.

Homemade Microwave Popcorn


(We like ours with melted butter from Homeland Creamery and salt!)

Homemade Microwave Popcorn

Common questions:
1. Does it have to be olive oil? Yes. Other oils have different heating temperatures. It will not work as well without olive oil.

2. Does the staple mess up the microwave since it's metal? No. It's such a small amount it has no effect.


  1. I was surprised how good this is and how easy! The olive oil doesnt have any taste that interferes with the popcorn -- in fact you wouldnt be able to guess that olive oil was involved. It is amazing!