Inspired by a recent thread about popcorn toppings, I abandoned my microwave popcorn and bought a bag of "old fashioned" corn to make in a pot on top of the stove, for the first time in years.
I just opened the bag, but the corn was tough and chewy.
I used canola oil, sprinkled a little salt in the oil, and put in 3 kernals. When they popped, I put in enough kernals to cover the bottom of the pot. My lid has a vent.
So .... what is wrong here? Can a new bag of corn be stale?
Just bought the corn last week and was saving it for a weekend baseball game - looked forward to having a taste of the past. So I'm disappointed.