1. Place ear in brown paper bag and fold closed.
2. Cook in microwave on high for 3~4 minutes or until popping has stopped.
3. Open and eat.
Following the directions meticulously, I produced a very respectable ear of popped corn (most of the popped kernels are in a bowl not shown) . I had NO idea popping corn was so easy. I LOVE popcorn, but we have an air popper that I hate because it is a hassle to use and produces barely adequate results. I do know how to cook “microwave popcorn” that can be purchased in grocery stores (Pop Secret, Orville Redenbacher, etc.). However, Karen doesn’t buy it for me very often. Apparently, it’s not healthy.
After successfully popping an ear of corn, it dawned on me that I could probably cook loose kernels the exact same way. I heaved out the nearly full 8-lbs of popcorn kernels I bought at Costco 3 years ago when we first got our air popper. Did I mention that I love popcorn, but hate our air popper? Anyway, I dumped some in a brown paper bag, crumpled the end closed, and nuked it. I was astonished. It produced AMAZING results. I had NO idea I could cook popcorn that way. It was so easy. I always thought that popcorn needed the oil and other additives found in microwave popcorn bags to cook properly. It turns out that those additives are just flavoring and gunk. Anyway, I found a new snack that is really easy to make and is relatively healthy!