You can make microwave popcorn with only the three supplies listed above or add more to it for more flavor. I have seen many different varieties of this same process floating around the internet but none quite like this.
One of my favorite parts of this recipe came unexpectedly when I opened the bag to find little "crunchies" inside formed from the parmesan cheese. Each crunchie looks kind of like the skin from fried chicken but packs a punch of flavor from the black pepper and salt. But beware: If you added a lot of salt the crunchies may be extremely salty.
Hope you enjoy this inexpensive, healthier way to make popcorn!
Black Pepper Parmesan Microwave Popcorn
1/4 cup popcorn
2 tsp olive oil
salt, to taste
ground black pepper, to taste
2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
Pour popcorn into a small bowl. Add oil, salt, pepper and cheese. Mix with a spoon until kernels are coated with oil mixture. Spoon popcorn into a brown paper lunch bag. Fold top over about an inch twice then secure with two pieces of tape.
Place bag in microwave on it's side.
Microwave for 2-3 minutes or until popping slows down to about one pop every 4-5 seconds.
Open and enjoy!
Check out all the yummy crunchies! Mmmm!
For a variation on this recipe, cook the popcorn as directed above but leave out the parmesan cheese. After popping, drizzle with 1-2 Tbsp melted butter then sprinkle the parmesan cheese on top. Shake the bag to coat evenly. This will keep out the crunchies and will give a more natural popcorn taste. Pour into a bowl to enjoy!
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