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. (1/2 cup) 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 a few kernels to popper. Once they pop, add the remainder of the kernels 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

For long-term storage, we would recommend keeping the popcorn in a resealable plastic or glass container in a cool, dry place. Many here locally keep their popcorn in large glass mason-style jars, with the popcorn remaining fresh for over 4 years in some cases. Popcorn pops best with moisture levels being between 12-14%. Any intense heat or high humidity can drastically shorten the shelf life of popcorn, as with all grains. Freezing the popcorn will work as well, as long as there is no compromise in regards to the moisture.