Raise your hand if you have ever stood in an overly long line at a fair or festival because you couldn’t walk away from that completely irresistible kettle corn smell. I certainly have. Waiting in the line isn’t even a huge pain because once you get close enough you are hypnotized by the guy popping the corn in that black kettle, and then dumping shocking amounts of sugar inside.
What if I told you, you could easily make kettle corn at home?
It’s true! You can quickly make kettle corn right in your own kitchen. So cancel your plans and gear up for an at home movie night this evening.
All you need:
1/4 cup oil
1/2 cup un-popped corn kernels
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
Heat the oil in a large pot (I used vegetable, but you can use canola, coconut, or whatever suits your fancy) over medium-high heat.
After a few minutes toss in a couple of kernels. Once those kernels start popping, pour in the rest of your 1/2 cup popcorn. Follow the kernels immediately with the sugar, cover with lid, and start shaking the pot around. I alternated with a few seconds shaking and a few seconds on the burner to keep the oil hot.
When you start to hear a couple seconds between pops, remove the pot from the heat.
Pour your popcorn into a big bowl and sprinkle with salt.