Drying and Popping the popcorn you picked at Johnson’s
Popcorn needs to be at about 12% moisture in order for it to pop propperly. The corn that you picked at the farm is usually about 18-20% . We reccommend that you dry the popcorn for about 7 to 10 days then do a pop-test. Break the ear in half take off about 10 kernels, Put them in a paper Sandwich bag and place them in the microwave.If they pop then you can pop the rest . If not let the popcorn dry for another few days then try again.
We like try recommend popping your corn on the cob just like the native Americans did.
Place the ear in a paper sandwich bag. Place it in the microwave for 3-4 minutes. When the popping starts to slow turn off the microwave so that the corn does not burn.You will come out with a bag full of popcorn and a cob full too.
Popcorn is rich in fiber and potassium.
It is an excellent source of vitamins B1 and B2. It has no additives or preservatives and is low in calorie.(until you ad butter)
Popcorn can be spiced up with lots of different flavors. Try some of these.
Popcorn Toppings suggestions: Garlic salt, Dry taco seasoning mix,Parmesan Cheese, Lemon pepper, Thyme, Cinnamon, Brown sugar, nutmeg,Cumin, Oregano or one of our favorites “OLD BAY”