I'm sure most of you have been doing this for years, but this is the first time I discovered it. And let me tell you, as soon as I figured it out, I made about 10 batches of this stuff, trying out different combinations of seasonings and sauces.
Did you know that you can make your own microwave popcorn? And not only can you make it flavorful and tasty, but you can also make it fairly healthy. All you have to do is take a small amount of oil, some seasonings, and some unpopped corn, throw it in a lunch bag, and microwave it. It comes out just as good, if not better, than the commercial stuff, but a lot healthier.
Micro-Popcorn, Cajun style
Makes about 5 cups popped
1/4 c popcorn kernels
1 tsp oil
1 tsp hot sauce
1/4 - 1/2 tsp salt or seasoning blend
Mix all ingredients in a bowl and pour into a brown paper lunch bag. Fold over the top twice and staple shut with 2 staples. (As a note - the metal staples will be fine in the microwave) Microwave on high for 2-3 minutes.
Some other great ideas: use soy sauce, worcestershire sauce, or minced garlic in place of the hot sauce. For the salt, try Old Bay, Adobo, Garlic salt, or any other fun seasoning salt.
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