Good evening everyone, Jess here.
What a whirlwind the past 24 hours was! After several Halloween parties and play dates, we ended up back home with some friends and family for some make-your-own-pizzas before and after trick-or-treating. Springdell toppings included canned tomatoes, sausage, broccoli, spinach, onion and the end-of-the-season peppers.
Today I had thawed some Springdell chicken thighs wings and drumsticks and prepped a sauce for the slow cooker.
Though this was all a fabulous feast, I wanted to focus more on the hot topic on the Springdell CSA Facebook page at the moment, and that’s how to enjoy the popcorn! The boys had their heart set on watching Charlie Brown and the Great Pumpkin this evening, so we skipped dessert and went straight for the popcorn.
As you may have read, my counterpart Sarah attempted the microwave method yesterday to no avail. An alternative method that some of you are not having success with is the pan method, heating some oil in a heavy-bottomed pan, removing the kernels from the cob, and going to town.
By this point, it was clear popcorn was not meant to be tonight and we’d be heading back to the drawing board for a bit. I said goodnight to the Bucks, tucked the boys in and began to clean up the kitchen a bit. Then, a wonderful thing happened!
I remembered this corn drying out in the oven and tried to pull about 12 kernels off the end. They came off with ease! The coconut oil was still on the stove so I fired it back up and when it was hot I threw these newly dried kernels in. They ALL POPPED!
I am kicking myself that I did not get a picture before eating my proof. All I have is a picture of these 3 kernels which were the last not-totally-popped pieces that were left when I said to myself whilst munching “oh shoot- did I snap a photo?” I will say it was delicious.
I am now totally convinced it’s a drying out thing with these cobs and kernels. You’ll have to take my word for it until I try to pop the rest. I will most definitely keep you posted!
If you have success with popping from this batch of cobs, please share with us, we’d love to hear about it! If not, please hold on to your cobs until further notice, we’re gonna get through this!