Hot Air Popping
Our family favorite is to use a hot air popper so that we can add flavor to each of our own tastes. It works great and keeps the kernals nice and fluffy. Let the air popper run for awhile to warm up before adding the popcorn.
Make your own healthy microwave popcorn without all the salt and preservatives that come with expensive store bought microwave popcorn.
To make your own great tasting microwave popcorn alls you need is a paper lunch bag, your favorite cooking oil or cooking spray, and some Starving Farmer Popcorn. Take 1/3 cup of popcorn and place it in a small container like a coffee cup. Get a tablespoon and fill it with oil. Empty the oil back into the bottle. You only need what is covering the spoon. Stir the popcorn until all the kernals appear to be wet from the oil. You can do the same thing by spraying cooking oil on the kernals in the cup. Remember you only need to wet the kernals with oil. Pour the popcorn in an ordinary paper lunch bag. Fold the opening twice and lay it in the microwave. Shake the bag to spread out the kernals in the bottom of the sealed bag. Microwave on high for approximately 3 minutes or until the popping slows to about 1 second between pops. Use the same method as the microwave popcorn you buy in the store. Microwaves all vary in temperature so experiment to see what works best for you. Add salt and butter to taste. We like to add parmeson cheese to ours for added flavor.
Stove Top Popping Tip
Place oil in a 3 quart saucepan over medium high heat. Put 2 kernels of popcorn in the oil and cover with a tight fitting lid. When “test kernels” pop, the oil is at the perfect temperature (between 400º-460º F) and it is time to add the remaining popcorn kernels in an even layer.
Replace lid and remove from the heat for 30 seconds. By removing the pan from the heat and waiting 30 seconds, you are allowing the kernels to reach a near popping temperature so when returned to the heat they will all pop at about the same time.
Return the pan to the heat and begin gently shaking the pan back and forth over the heat. Try to keep the lid slightly ajar to allow the steam from the popcorn to release. Once the popping slows down to few seconds between pops it is time to remove the pan from the heat and carefully dump the popcorn into a large bowl.