Saturday, May 8, 2010

Homemade Kettle Corn Recipe

I discovered kettle corn at a flea market many years ago; sweet and salty, is there anything better?

The ingredients:

1/4 cup corn oil

combine the following in a bowl
1/2 cup popcorn
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground sea salt

I use a heavy gauge stock pot to make this in.

1. Heat the oil on high with a few kernels of popcorn. When the kernels pop then the oil is ready.

2. Pour the popcorn, sugar and salt into the pot and stir with a long handled spoon. I find the popcorn cooks better if the ingredients are mixed slightly so there isn't a pile of sugar in the center of the pot.

3. Cover and shake until the popping noise starts to slow down. Do not wait until it stops since the sugar will burn.

4. Immediately pour the popcorn into a large bowl. Be careful since melted sugar is extremely hot. I find it better to make 2 batches rather than doubling the recipe. The popcorn burns easily and it's very hard to make a large batch. The old maids tend to stick to the kernels so we eat kettle corn more causiously than regular popcorn but it's so tasty no one minds.

The photo is of an actual batch of kettle corn.

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