The popcorn on the cob that you have received in your vegetable basket has been grown on the farm where it takes about 5 months from the time that it is transplanted to when it is ready to be harvested. Then, we dry it a couple of weeks untill it has reached the right humidity level. As you receive it in your basket, it is ready to be popped!
To remove the grains off the cob:
All that is needed to do is to squeeze the cob with 2 hands above a big bowl and to apply a twisting motion starting at one of the end of the cob. The grains are thus removed trough the friction that was applied by your hand and it does not normally require much strenght to do so.
To pop your popcorn:
-If you have a popcorn maker, use it as usual.
-If you prefer to pop on the stovetop:
Popcorn basic stovetop recipe
Yields 8 cups of popcorn
1/4 cup popcorn grains
2 tps oil (olive, sunflower, coconut, lard)
1/4 to 1/2 cup of butter/olive oil
1. Heat oil/butter/lard and the popcorn grains in a thick bottomed pan at medium high temperature. Make sure to stir continously the pan on the stove top (do not use a spoon to do so as heating oil can be dangerous. Instead, hold the lid well and shake on the stovetop)
2. Once the corn has started to pop, lower the heat while continiously shaking the pot until no more popping sound is heard. Note: For safeties sake, do not remove the lid until the poping has completly stop. Flying oil-covered popcorns can cause a wicked burn!!!
3. Mix the popcorn with salt and butter in a big bowl, and voilà!
Other delicious way of enjoying your popcorn:
a. Cheesy popcorn: Add 1/4 to 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese to the melting butter.
b. Sweet popcorn: Add 1/2 cup of maple syrup to the melted butter.
c. Peppery popcorn Add salt AND pepper to your popcorn.
d. Garlicky popcorn: Add grated garlic to the melted butter.
e. Tamari, nutritional yeast and olive oil: Add all those ingredients to the popcorn in a bowl and mix well (can also be shaked in a closed bag on in a closed container so that it is well mixed).
f. Olive oil: To be substituted for the butter.