Popping Tips

How to Pop Popcorn

On the Stove:

3 Tablespoons of cooking oil (Any cooking oil, such as canola, coconut or olive oil may be used)
1/2 cup (4oz) of Amish Country Popcorn 
1 Stovetop Popper or Large Sauce Pan (with lid)
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**
1/2 cup (4oz) of Amish Country Popcorn

Place 1/2 cup (4oz.) of Amish Country Popcorn  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!

In an Air Popper:

Most of our popcorn will pop up very well in an air popper. Any of the following varieties will work well:

Medium White
Medium Yellow
Rainbow
Extra Large
Mushroom
Blue
Purple
Red

ATTN: Our Ladyfinger, Baby White, and Baby Yellow varieties have been known to simply blow through the fan and cause issues with certain brands of air poppers, please see below for a great popping tip to solve this problem!

Pro Air Popping Tip: The best method we’ve learned for preventing popcorn kernels from blowing through the fan is using an oven mitt to cover the popping chamber. Once the kernels start to pop, there will be enough popped kernels to hold down the other unpopped kernels in the chamber so they don’t fly out.