5-Minute Kettle Corn

Kettle korn

Perhaps the most simple recipe that has ever graced the pages of my blog comes to you via Beautiful Disasters, my assignment this month for the Secret Recipe Club. This blog is written by Casey, a high school athlete. I admire the fact that she is able to maintain such a creative and cute cooking blog at this time in her life. I was a high school athlete and though it was over a decade ago, I can't imagine having the time to be that creative! So kudos to you, Casey!! Anyway, after flipping through Casey's entire blog, for some reason I kept coming back to this 5-minute homemade popcorn recipe. Joel and I do enjoy popcorn, but we always buy a box of microwave popcorn bags. Even if we try to grab the "light" buttered variety, you never really know how much junk is in it, so the simplicity of this recipe really caught my eye. I enjoyed how easy this popcorn is to make, and it is very tasty too, which is a good thing because the smallest sized bag of kernels that my store had was 2 pounds. Looks like I'll be enjoying homemade popcorn quite often!

2 tablespoons Popcorn Kernels
2 teaspoon Oil
1 tablespoon Sugar
Dash of Salt
Brown Paper Lunch Bag

Pour the kernels, oil, sugar, and salt into a small bowl and mix until all kernels are coated. Pour the bowl's contents into the brown paper bag. Fold the top of the bag over 1 inch, then fold over again 1 inch. Place the bag in the microwave on the popcorn setting, or for about 1 minute and 15 seconds. Either way, turn off the microwave when the popping slows to less than one pop every second to avoid burning. Open slowly and carefully. Serves one (or like Casey says, 2 if you are nice!).