Love the kettle corn you buy at carnivals and fairs? Did you know it’s easy (and inexpensive!) to make at home?
- Pot: large, like 6 quarts
- Lid for the pot
- Optional: spatula or wooden spoon
- Popcorn: 0.5 cup/100 mL
- Sugar: 0.25 cup/50 mL, white
- Oil: vegetable/canola
- Heat the pot, set to high
- Add enough oil to thinly coat the bottom of the pot
- Add a few kernels of corn to the pot. Do not continue until after the kernels pop
- Add the sugar
- Mix the sugar with a spoon or spatula to incorporate it. It doesn’t have to be perfect, and don’t expect it to all dissolve.
- Add the remaining kernels
- Continue mixing the sugar/kernels/oil with a spoon or spatula
- Cover the pot
- Turn the heat down to medium/low
- Shake the pot in order to coat the popcorn with the sugar while keeping the popcorn from burning to the bottom of the pot. Do not stop shaking
- Remove from the heat when popping slows to 1-2 per second
- Add a pinch of salt
- Having issue with burning? Try less heat.