We loooove kettle corn around here. We got addicted to it at our farmers market. There is a guy who makes amazing kettle corn—its salty, its sweet, its totally addictive. He makes amazing lemonade too. But, man….that stuff is expensive. I’m talking about $5 for a bag of popcorn. I’m not saying I couldn’t afford it, I just don’t want to. I stumbled across this recipe while browzing the blog Not Without Salt. It was easy, and tasty. Perhaps not as perfect as the stuff we get at the market, but it is much less expensive….even if I do have to wash the pot out myself.
The ingredients are simple. Just popcorn, sugar, oil and salt
In your largest pot, put the oil and a few kernels of the corn. pop the lid on and wait for it to start popping. When they do, put the sugar and the rest of the corn in and replace the lid.
This is where things get a little tricky, you need to shake the pot so that the sugar doesn’t burn on the bottom. Once the popping has slowed, turn off the heat and dump (carefully into your popcorn bowl. Sprinkle liberally with salt. I use regular table salt here–nothing fancy.
Try…..try not to reach into the bowl too quickly….you don’t want to burn your hand or your mouth on the hot sugar!
- 1/3 cup canola oil
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
- salt to taste