Monday, July 20, 2009

Homemade Kettle Corn

JoytheBaker is another of my favorite food bloggers. If you read this post about her homemade kettle corn, you'll see why I wanted to try this recipe. It WAS easy and reeeeeallly good. Mm...I've made this three times now.

Here's the really easy recipe (I don't normally just copy and paste from other people, but this was such a simple recipe that I decided to just leave it as it is):

Original recipe (below) from Joy the Baker

"Homemade Kettle Corn

1/2 cup popcorn
1/4 cup vegetable or grapeseed oil [*** I used vegetable]
3 tablespoons sugar [*** I used a tiny bit less]
Salt to taste. I think I used between 1/2 and 1 teaspoon. [***I used about 1/2 tsp]

  • Heat oil in a large, heavy saucepan over medium heat. Make sure that it’s a pan that you can easily lift and shake in the air. Yea… you’ll also want to have two pot holders on hand.
  • Once the oil is hot, pour in the popcorn, sprinkle sugar on top and cover.
  • It will take a few minutes for the first pops, but once the popcorn starts popping, shake continuously until the popcorn is popped. This means that, once the popcorn really starts going, you’ll want to grab the pot with your pot holders, securing the lid, and shake the pot above the flame of the stove for a few seconds, return to the heat, and repeat this process several times throughout the popping process. This will prevent the popcorn from sticking to the bottom of the pan and burning.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl and salt lightly. Mix with a big spoon. The sugar will still be hot, and the popcorn may be sticky. Don’t burn your hands on hot sugar. The popcorn will dry as it cools. Makes 8-10 cups."
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