This has to be my favorite find from the farmer’s market–purple popcorn that is still on the cob. The cobs were miniature and bunched together so they made for a nice little decoration on our table. After a couple months of serving as decoration, it was time for the corn to serve its true purpose…as a crunchy, salty snack!
It was pretty easy to de-kernel (is that the right word?) the cobs; you can pry the kernels off using the palm of your hand. If the kernels are prickly, use a pair of gloves. Cook the kernels the same way you would regular popcorn. Go here for the best way to cook popcorn–on the stove! The kernels were a lot smaller than standard popcorn and they popped up smaller too. I am not sure if they really tasted different, but they looked cool because the inside of the popcorn was purple.