Mommy Made From Scratch

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Black Pepper Parmesan Microwave Popcorn

In my quest for less preservatives and more actual food in our diets, I have been pleased to learn that you can make your own microwave popcorn with only a few supplies: a brown paper bag, tape and popcorn.

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!

Linked to: Recipes For My Boys - Thursdays Treasures

1 comment:

  1. Hi! Thanks for stopping by today.:) Popcorn is one of our very favorite snacks. I am for sure going to try this. I am your newest follower.Have a great day! Hope you can come over tomorrow for Fabulous Friday link party.I'd love to have you. :)