Microwave Safe Plastic Box For Popping Popcorn

I was looking for matured corn kernels and thought found it at last. I thought it was red corn. I came near and asked how much.  It was 20 pesos per pack of 250 grams.

popcorn kernelsFYI, I need matured corn kernels to continue the cornick cooking trial.

However, the kernels seemed too small for a regular red corn. I am sorry for the lack of knowledge. The real corn identity is popcorn. The vendor told me to make sure a batch does not overcrowd the cooking vessel.

I have never cooked popcorn yet. This was a good opportunity for a trial. It was not hard, I guessed.

The popular method for cooking popcorn is placing the kernels and some oil in casserole, covering and shaking vigorously over strong flame for few minutes.

I did the microwave method instead. No popcorn popper was available in our house. I think buying one for the sake of cooking popcorn is not worth. Microwave is an easier and lazier way to cook it.

No paper bag available. I placed few popcorn kernels in microwavable polypropylene food box, added a little oil and  popped it at high setting for three minutes.

popcorn kernels in microwave safe boxjust cooked plain popcornMicrowave energy never attacks polypropylene polymers but the heat emitted by kernels melted the plastic bottom a bit. I line the food box with clean manila paper on second trial.

pocorn kernels lined with manila paper

2 Replies to “Microwave Safe Plastic Box For Popping Popcorn”

    1. I am sorry my friend. I never bothered counting because I am not into commercial production. I’ll do the math once I pop again. However, values from few observations is sure inaccurate.

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