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Simple Homemade KETTLE CORN

16 February 2011

I was getting hungry so I decided it was time for a snack. I love kettle corn…it’s one of my favourite snacks to get at fairs and carnivals. It’s so good that I had to try to make it myself. It was very easy and turned out delicious :)

Here’s what you’re gonna need:

  • 1/2 cup of popping corn
  • ~1/4 cup of vegetable oil
  • ~1/3 cup of sugar
  • salt to taste

1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high to high heat. Add enough oil so that there is a thin layer covering the bottom of the pan.

2. Test to see if the oil is hot enough by putting one kernel in the pan. Once the kernel pops, the oil is ready. Add the remaining corn and shake around to coat with oil. Add the sugar, making sure to spread it evenly over the kernels.

3. Immediately cover the pot with its lid. Constantly shake the pot so the corn and the sugar do not burn. Continue to shake (your arm may get a workout) until the popping slows to about every 2 seconds. Remove from the heat.

4. Pour the popped corn into a large bowl to serve. Sprinkle with salt and toss to coat evenly. Serve FRESH and WARM!

If you do not finish it all right away (I don’t see why you wouldn’t), it can be stored in an airtight container for a few days.

Serves: 1 hungry person who loves kettle corn OR 3-4 very modest people who don’t want to stuff their faces

I was very pleased with how this turned out. It wasn’t overwhelmingly sweet and the popcorn was very fresh and crisp. The sugar created a nice, crisp coating around the corn, although some sugar did get a little too cooked and ended up brown with a slight burnt taste (it was all good though :)). I know everyone will love this simple recipe. Who doesn’t like kettle corn?

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