Waste not, want not--refresh your unpopped popcorn. It's like harvesting a whole new crop!
Don't worry; you can put the pop back in those poppers.
All you need is a glass jar, some unpopped kernels, and a quarter of a teaspoon of water for every quarter cup of popcorn.
Let's get popping!
1. Plant the kernels in the jar.
3. Close the lid (a very important step).
5. Let the corn moisten in a cool place for two days.
6. Pop your crop!
If the corn still doesn't pop, let it cool. Then repeat the steps.
* Air-popped corn is the most healthful to eat. Oil-popped corn has nearly twice the calories.
* Popcorn pops because the water inside turns to steam and explodes.
* Corn can pop three feet in the air. Stand back!
* Americans eat about 68 quarts of popcorn every year, enough to half-fill a bathtub.
* You should store popcorn in a cool place. Use airtight containers.
* Native Americans tossed corn on hot rocks or popped it right on the cob.
* Popcorn became popular during World War II, when most sugar went overseas to servicemen.
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