August 21, 2010

Homemade kettle Corn

Who likes kettle corn? I LIKE KETTLE CORN! Ok, really! Who DOESN'T like kettle corn? Also, who wants to wait until the next county fair to get some?! More importantly, who wants to pay $8 for a small bag!!

Well, good news! You can make your own at home....and I don't mean the kind in the microwave packages either!

First, put 1/4 C. oil in a large pot and add 1/2 C. popcorn.

Add 1/2 C. sugar and stir.

Keep stirring while heating over medium heat.

Put the lid on, let the oil heat up...alternate shaking the pot back and forth and letting it sit on the burner every few seconds. Be very careful not to burn the sugar. Don't let the pot sit on the flame for too long. If you continue to shake pot back and forth and lift from the direct heat, you will be safe!

Oh yummy!
Here's what it looks like when it's all done!

Sprinkle salt to your liking!
Salt is important to the flavor of kettle corn.
It's gotta be sweet and salty!

Give the kettle corn a few minutes to cool down before you eat sugar will burn your tongue!! While the kettle corn is still hot it is a little sticky. As soon as it cools it will form a nice hard sugary, salty coating. You can even separate the pieces of popcorn a little if you want and each popped kernel will be separate.

My kids love it and that's how I know it is good!
To tastes exactly like the kettle corn you get at the fair.
You gotta give this a try!


  1. Oh wow!

    I am going to try this. I have put kernels on my shopping list. :)

  2. That's the way my mom use to make popcornwhen I was a little girl. It seemed to taste better that way. For years I've been taking the shortcut and buying the microwave stuff but it does taste as good as the kernels. This Saturday is movie day and I will give the fresh kernel popcorn a shot!
    Thanks for sharing
    Laura and Michele

  3. Holy cow, I never knew that's how it was made, but now it makes total sense. I will definitely have to try this. I loved your photo tutorials!

  4. I've made a similar recipe in the past, but not with these exact proportions. I look forward to giving it a try.

    Thanks for sharing!

    John McConnell
    The Kettle Corn Guy