Unpopped Popcorn: How to Repop Unpopped Kernels in the Microwave
Repop Unpopped Kernels in the Microwave on Another Movie Night
Happy National Popcorn Day!
We don’t want to assume, but we can guess that you believe movie night is not movie night without popcorn. The perfect, salty, healthy snack that somehow makes even the worst film seem better. Now, we don’t want to assume again, but we can go ahead and guess that those kernels at the bottom of the bag frustrates you as much as they do us. Instead of tossing them into the trash (and never put them in your garbage disposal), save those pesky kernels and recycle them for another Friday night!
Here’s how from The Kitchn:
- When you reach the bottom of the bag of popcorn—and with it, all of the stubborn kernels that didn’t pop—take a few moments to collect the unpopped kernels. Add them to a jar or container, and before you know it, you’ll have amassed enough unpopped kernels to serve as a batch all by themselves. It’s important to keep them separate because the unpopped kernels have already been exposed to heat.
- Toss the unpopped kernels in a paper bag and pop them in the microwave. It’s important to point out that because they’ve already been exposed to heat, it may not take as much time in the microwave for them to pop. Your best bet is to place some kernels into a paper bag, put it in the microwave, and knock at least a minute off of the usual popping time.
Talk to us: Did you re-pop your corn? Let us know how it turned out!
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