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Microwave Popcorn

1 brown paper bag
1 handful of popping corn
1 Microwave

* Spray Oil
* Salt or Sugar

Place a handful of popping corn kernels into the brown paper bag. I don’t actually measure properly, but I’m guessing it’s around 3 tablespoons.

Adding too much corn will overfill the bag once it’s popped and corn will start to ooze out all over the place.

Fold the top of the bag over around 1cm and press the crease down firmly – I use a fingernail. Then fold the bag over another 1 cm and press the crease firmly.

Place the bag in the microwave. I like to shake it so that the corn is sort of flat and in a single layer.

Set the microwave to 2 minutes and 20 seconds and start. The length of time will depend on your microwave and the amount of corn you have to pop. Just listen to the popping.

It will pop in a big flurry and then start to slow down. When it slows down to about 2 seconds between the last few pops, it’s ready.

Sprinkle on some salt or sugar.

Popped corn is also a fantastic lunch box treat or perfect after school snack in between activities.

Store in, a zip-lock bag once it’s cool.


Butheina Al-Nounou