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Does Brown Bag Popcorn Work?



How many places have you read that you can take a lunch sack and popcorn kernals and make your own DIY microwave popcorn? I never believed it - but it's true! Kernals in a brown bag, fold the top a few times and pop for about 2.5 minutes - today I topped mine with feta and smoked paprika! YUM!

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... no oil, no butter (but you can use spray butter)

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  • after popping, spray with a small amount of cooking spray or spray butter and sprinkle with nutritional yeast (NOT baking yeast) from a health food store. It has a delicious taste like cheese and boosts B vitamins. - by MARTHAEVELYN
  • MUCH popcorn do you put in the bag?
    - by HARTMOM7
  • If you are popping popcorn on the stove in a pot/pan with oil be sure to cover ithe pot/pan with the lid so that the steam can help to pop all the kernels evenly without burning them. - by STRANGER70127
  • I look forward to trying this. I love popcorn, but don't own an air popper, and HATE the taste of microwave popcorn that they sell in the stores. It's not good for the body and there's is a smell of palm kernel oil that I can't stand. - by BRELYNNDEE1
  • wanted to edit my previous post. Thanks for your idea. Looking forward to trying it out. - by DIETER27
  • sounds good. Lokking forward to trying your idea. - by DIETER27
  • JENAE954
    Have been doing this for years. Have not tried it adding feta and paprika.
    Guess what is going to be my evening snack? - by JENAE954
    I have been popping corn this way for years. Wouldn't do it any other way. I usually just add some spray butter. White kernels are my favorite. - by DMLING
  • After reading about the "scary stuff" in microwave popcorn, I think I'll try your suggestion. Thank you! - by MARIANNELK
  • I have to try this!! Thank you! - by ANDI_3K
    Feta and paprika sounds like great additions, I'll most definitely have to try it!! - by NONNAOF2

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