I was looking for matured corn kernels and thought found it at last. I thought it was red corn. I came near and asked how much. It was 20 pesos per pack of 250 grams.
However, the kernels seemed too small for a regular red corn. I am sorry for the lack of knowledge. The real corn identity is popcorn. The vendor told me to make sure a batch does not overcrowd the cooking vessel.
I have never cooked popcorn yet. This was a good opportunity for a trial. It was not hard, I guessed.
The popular method for cooking popcorn is placing the kernels and some oil in casserole, covering and shaking vigorously over strong flame for few minutes.
I did the microwave method instead. No popcorn popper was available in our house. I think buying one for the sake of cooking popcorn is not worth. Microwave is an easier and lazier way to cook it.
No paper bag available. I placed few popcorn kernels in microwavable polypropylene food box, added a little oil and popped it at high setting for three minutes.
Marvin is the lead chocolate maker of Ben and Lyn Chocolate Inc. Has strong background in food research and development. Occasionally conducts training and lectures. Lecturer of Cocoa Foundation of the Philippines. Do coaching and consultancy services on his free time.