Saturday, February 28, 2015

Popping Popcorn on the Cob

Have you ever met anyone who doesn't like popcorn?  I think they are few and far between!  We quite enjoy popcorn over here...and happen to have a brother-in-law who grows popcorn in his garden...and shares the cobs with us.  He grows most anything and everything...often from seeds he has saved from the previous year's produce.  Apparently I could save the seeds from a cob of popping corn and start growing my own next year.  I think I will leave the growing to him.  But the eating is good over here!  And it couldn't be easier to pop. 

 

Here's how:
  • Place one cob in a brown lunch bag (or medium sized paper bag). 
  • Fold bag over twice (just to be sure the popped corn stays in the bag!)
  • Place the bag on its side in the microwave oven.
  • Microwave on high for two minutes. (If the popping slows to several seconds between pops before that time, remove to prevent burning.)
  • Remove the bag from the microwave carefully, and empty contents into a bowl  (some kernels will remain attached to the cob).
  • Drizzle with butter.  
  • Season with salt.
  • Enjoy!
Place the bag in the microwave for two minutes on high. Listen for the kernel popping to slow down. Remove the bag as soon as the popping slows down to avoid burning the popcorn even if the two minutes are not up.

Read more : http://www.ehow.com/how_7879419_make-popcorn-corn-cob.html
Place the bag in the microwave for two minutes on high. Listen for the kernel popping to slow down. Remove the bag as soon as the popping slows down to avoid burning the popcorn even if the two minutes are not up.

Read more : http://www.ehow.com/how_7879419_make-popcorn-corn-cob.html
It is amazing how much popcorn comes from one wee cob! 
Place the bag in the microwave for two minutes on high. Listen for the kernel popping to slow down. Remove the bag as soon as the popping slows down to avoid burning the popcorn even if the two minutes are not up.

Read more : http://www.ehow.com/how_7879419_make-popcorn-corn-cob.html


In case you ever come across popcorn-on-the-cob at your local market...or are gifted some by a brother-in-law who grows it...you will know what to do with it!  Or maybe...just maybe...you will trying growing some in your garden this year.

 

15 comments:

  1. My gramps grew popcorn for years,long before microwaves. We had to remove the kernels from the cob before popping, it was very hard on the hands. If he were alive today he would love this!

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  2. Is that fresh popping corn on the cob? I never knew you could pop corn right on the cob?
    JB

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  3. Neat!!! Where can you buy popping corn on the cob seeds to grow in your garden?

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    1. If you google 'popping corn seed', you will find many seed companies that carry it...and deliver right to your door. I just discovered that one can even grow pink popping corn...or blue popping corn. Fun!

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  4. Is this the same corn on the cob, that you buy in stores?

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    1. The corn-on-the-cob available in supermarkets would be sweet corn...sometimes called table corn. Popping corn is another variety of corn completely...with a hard, moisture-resistant hull around a soft centre pocket that pops when heated. Dried kernels of sweet corn will not pop!

      Here's a few links that sell popping corn on the cob:

      http://ia-popcorn.com/fit-pop-cob/ ~ USA
      http://www.wildblueberries.net/cornabout.html ~ Canada

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  5. I remember seeing these cobs at my farmers market. Now knowing how simple the popping is, I will no longer be intimidated! We are popcorn connoisseurs over here and I can only imagine how intense the flavour would be, popping right off the cob! :) Thank you for your post.

    Blessings to All,
    Anna (Toronto)

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  6. We love pop corn and it's a Sunday evening staple at our house!! We always make ours in the "old and very seasoned" pot that is only ever used for this purpose. I have never tried this method - it looks like great fun! We love ours with salt and browned butter the best.

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  7. BTW - your brother sounds like a great gardener. I might just have to try growing some of this again (haven't done this for years!).

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  8. Judy this is a great post. John will LOVE this. Thanks for doing such an excellent job with pictures and instructions. You are the best. So glad to have you as a SIL.

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  9. While my husband and I were in college he pastored a church in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. There was a wonderful elderly woman that farmed and she introduced us to popping corn on the cobb. Our children thought it was the grandest thing. I have found any on the cobb in years. Thanks for the memories, that was over 30 years ago.

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  10. Fabulous post! I have often grown corn on the cob in the garden but we always boil it drizzle it with butter and seasoning and eat it off the cob. We love pop corn but never ever thought to do this! I tend to buy the kernels and place in a pan and let them pop that way. Next growing season I going to try this. Thanks for the share x

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  11. That is so cool! I never knew you could pop it right off the cob! When we used to have a microwave, I did the paper bag method.

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