I love binge-watching movies and original TV series snuggled up on the couch with my husband, our dog, and a big bowl of freshly popped popcorn. Thanks to AppleTV, Netflix, and Amazon Prime, we need never leave home to enjoy a movie theater experience. Although movie theater popcorn has an intoxicating aroma, I don't like the artificial flavors, chemicals, and hydrogenated oils that usually go into its making. So I thought I'd share my favorite method of popping popcorn at home. Confession: I also pop it at home and smuggle it into movie theaters in a Ziplock bag. It doesn't get any easier, affordable, or healthier than this:
Then simply add 1/3 cup of kernels in a brown paper bag, fold the top of the bag over twice to create a loose seal, and then microwave on the "popcorn" setting or until there are a couple of seconds between pops.
Pour the popcorn into a bowl, add your favorite seasonings, and enjoy. Normally I enjoy my popcorn simply with a generous dose of Kosher salt and a side of apple slices. Other options include:
- Butter, grated Parmesan cheese, and truffle salt
- Butter and Herbes de Provence
- Rancho Gordo Star Dust - a delicious blend of dried chilis, crystalized lime, and sea salt. This is also fantastic sprinkled liberally on cucumber and jicama for a healthy snack.