Sweet, salty, and crunchy. What's not to love about Kettle Corn? Except maybe it's price tag of $3 to $4 a bag! We're here to tell you a secret: you can make it for about thirty cents. Seriously. And it's just as good as the store (or fair) bought stuff.
It's absurdly simple. But it burns easily. So watch it like a hawk.
Rating: 1/4 assed
Here's what you need and how you do it
1/4 cup canola or vegetable oil
1/4 cup sugar (white makes classic kettle corn, while we've heard that brown gives you something more along the lines of caramel corn)
1/2 cup unpopped popcorn kernels
In a large saucepan, heat oil, sugar, and popcorn over medium heat (do not go to a much higher temp than this, or sugary smoke will fill your kitchen).
Continually swirl pan around, shake it, whatever, just keep it moving while kernels pop. When the popping slows, immediately remove pan from heat and dump popcorn into a bowl (several kernels will remain unpopped, but in our experience, it's waste a few kernels, or burn the whole kit and kaboodle).
Add salt right away.
Let cool, at least slightly, and dig in.
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