I put this post up on Jeff's forum. It was off-topic and got zero response. I'm curious if anyone does it this way.
I may be the last one to learn this. Recently, my brother-in-law told me that he pops corn in a microwave with a 2-3 tbl's. of water. I thought he was kidding, but he wasn't. I decided to try it, using my microwave popper (sort of an inverted dome with a transparent lid). Added 1/8 tsp. salt to the water. then 1/3 cup popcorn. Takes a bit longer to pop, four-five minutes depending on how much water. Sounded completely counter-intuitive to me. I half-expected the stuff to be soggy, but it was terrific. Fluffy, very few old maids, salt evenly distributed in the end product, and the popper was free of the "baked on" detritus that's always on the popper the way I've done it before. Add more, less, or no salt to taste. As to nutrition, I recently read, probably somewhere on McD forums, that popcorn is the most healthful snack goin'. "good eatin," Don