Tuesday, October 25, 2011
We grew a small crop of popcorn this year and are glad to say it's ready for you to pop up a bowlful for yourself. If you've never popped popcorn on the stove top, it's rather easy. Simply shell the popcorn off from the cob into a bowl. Start at one end of the cob and rub the kernels off - they should come off easily. You can also use an empty cob to rub them off. Then heat about 2 tablespoons of fat on high in a pot. When the fat is hot pour in the popcorn and slide the pot back and forth over the burner. This will cover all the kernels with fat. As soon as you hear the first pop, cover the pot with a lid, leaving a small vent on the side for steam to escape. Keep sliding the pot back and forth to keep the bottom kernels from burning. When the popping ceases, remove from the burner. Pour into a bowl and add salt and butter as desired. Though we haven't tested it, our popcorn should also pop in a popcorn machine and an air popper. We hope you'll enjoy this homegrown snack food.