Microwave Popcorn and the Joy of Popcorn Salt

If you aren’t on the healthy/home-made microwave popcorn bandwagon yet, I have two words for you:  popcorn salt.  This salt, in the jar on the left, is so fine that if you inhale it before it’s settled into all the little crevices of a piece of popcorn, it will make you cough all over your healthy delicious popcorn and make everyone you’re with annoyed that you ruined another perfectly good evening.

I’ve made this popcorn with regular Kosher salt, but I believe the popcorn salt is the difference that makes the homemade taste so much better than the store bought packages.  I bought mine from Barry Farm, ordered through Amazon.  (I also buy my beluga lentils form Barry Farm; they’re the most affordable I’ve found.)

Microwave Popcorn

1/3 cup popping corn

1 Tbsp Canola oil

Mix popping corn and canola oil in a small bowl until all kernels are covered.  Put in a brown paper bag and roll bag over two times to ensure it will stay closed in the microwave.  Place bag standing up in the microwave and pop on high for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes, or until popping slows.  Pour into bowl and cover liberally with butter and popcorn salt.  Enjoy.

– Catherine

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