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Popcorn Tips

How to Pop Popcorn

On the Stove:

3 Tablespoons oil (canola oil, coconut oil, peanut oil or olive oil may be used)
4oz. Amish Country Popcorn (Any Color)
1 Popcorn Popper or Large Sauce Pan
1 Large Serving Bowl

Preheat oil on high heat in the bottom of popcorn popper for approximately 1 minute. Add popcorn to popper and cover. Lower heat slightly. Agitate popper until the popcorn ceases to pop. Pour popcorn into serving bowl. Salt to taste.

In the Microwave:

1 Microwave Popcorn Bowl
3 Tablespoons oil (canola oil, coconut oil, peanut oil or olive oil may be used) **optional**
4oz. Amish Country Popcorn (Any Color)

Place 2/3 cup (4oz.) of Amish Country Popcorn (Any Color) into the bottom of the bowl. Add 3 tablespoon of oil to popcorn (optional). Put the lid on the popper and place it into the microwave. Cook on high for 3 – 5 minutes. Cooking times will vary depending on the microwave. When popping slows to 1 or 2 seconds between pops, cooking is complete. DO NOT OVER COOK OR POPCORN WILL BURN! Remove popper from microwave. Season popcorn to taste with Amish Country Ballpark Style Popcorn Salt. Note: Bowl will be hot!

How to Store Popcorn

Now that you have all this great Amish Country Popcorn, you might want to know how you should keep it fresh. You can easily store it in an air-tight container, which should be kept in a cool, dry place. Another spot to store popcorn is in the freezer. Just keep it in a sealable bag. You do not want the popcorn to “dry out” or to get moths in it. If stored properly, popcorn can be kept almost indefinitely.

Hulless Popcorn Defined

The term hulless popcorn can often mislead consumers into thinking that they are purchasing popcorn that contains absolutely no hulls. Every popcorn kernel has a hull, known as the seed coat, which is responsible for trapping the moisture and pressure inside the kernel during the heating process, resulting in the POP. The term hulless popcorn refers to varieties of popcorn that are significantly smaller in size.  During the popping process, these smaller more fragile hulls, disintegrate into tiny pieces. These pieces are small enough that they are no longer an irritation, resulting in a bowl of white, fluffy, tender hulless popcorn.