Most people I know who love kettle corn, loves it from a bag. Then, there’s the others who associate it with fond memories of fairs gone by. Until a few weeks ago, I’d never heard of a homemade version of the tasty treat. I don’t know how the word’s never gotten out about how easy it is to make your own actual ‘kettle corn’ with only four ingredients. (It’s like the best kept secret. ever.) That’s right…easy, at home, in a snap. It literally is ‘in a snap’, so you’ll want to have your ingredients prepped as things do move rather quickly from start to finish. Serve these crispy, sweet & salty kernels warm from the pan (although they’re delicious at room temperature too).
Easy, Homemade Kettle Corn
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup popcorn kernels
salt, to taste
1. In a large soup pot, heat the oil on medium high heat until shimmering.
2. Sprinkle the sugar evenly over the oil and give it a quick stir. add the popcorn and cover with a lid. slide the pot back and forth over the burner while you hear the kernels popping. this will take a few minutes and you are going to want to use hot pads so you don’t burn your hands.
3. Once you hear the kernels slowing down remove the pot from the heat and sprinkle in a little salt. toss well, taste and add more salt if needed.