Monday, April 11, 2011

Pop your own Corn using a brown lunch bag

Popcorn Popped in a Brown Bag
I love popcorn. It's my go-to snack at home because it is easy to make and not too unhealthy. I often like to top this nutritional yeast and some cayenne pepper. Now making it at home is easy to do and this is a trick that I learned from my hero Alton Brown of Good Eats. All you need is a brown bag (white are treated with chemicals to bleach it). Regular popping corn, peanut oil or soybean oil (anything with a high smoke point), and salt. I just put two palms worth of popping corn into my brown bag and then pour about 1 tablespoon of oil, and two dashes of fine salt. Just shake the seeds around to get the oil to evenly coat the seeds. I then just fold over the top (about 1 inch) and put two staples to seal it in. Afterwards just pop it like regular popcorn. 3 minutes in the microwave and it's done. Top it with nutritional yeast if you have it and enjoy.
Popcorn topped with nutritional yeast