We did our annual corn harvesting at Ardenwood Farm's Fall Festival this weekend. This time, all five of us donned our gloves and plunged into the cornfield. We came back with some beautifully-colored Indian corn and bright orange popcorn.
Yes, popcorn! The volunteers at Ardenwood say you can actually pop and eat it. Usually I just use the corn for decoration, but this year I resolved to try. Unfortunately, I don't really know how to do it. They hand out instructions every year and I assumed we had the paper somewhere in the kitchen. We don't.
So I tried spraying the cob with oil and sticking it in the microwave for 3 minutes. The photo above shows the result. It tastes great, but the yield is pretty low. I searched the internet but couldn't really find good instructions (I did find out that it's better to get the kernels off the cob first). I guess I'll have to ask the folks at Ardenwood. Any ideas?