Thursday, July 19, 2012

Kettle Corn

I love kettle corn when you buy it from the fairs or local vender, but honestly I deeply dislike how expensive it is, when in reality it only costs probably a couple cents to make it. And I have tried the microwave version and was very disappointed, plus I hate all the chemicals. So I finally came to the conclusion to try it at home of course and found it to be so easy, quick, and delicious! Although watch out,as it's become the common go-to movie snack treat ;) This stuff is seriously so addicting-- its sweet & salty combination. Also, you can also make this into a caramel corn by simply using brown sugar in replace of white. Which I actually enjoy more, but I ran out of it and its surprisingly a little more expensive down here.

Kettle Corn: (serves 2-4)
1/2 cup kernels
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup white sugar

First, find a very large pot with a lid and place over stove top on high. Pour oil in pot and swirl it to cover the bottom. Place a few kernels into the pot and wait until the oil becomes hot enough and a kernel pops. Once this happens you know the oil is ready and pour remaining kernels in and cover with lid. Swish the pot around using oven mitts or kitchen towel. As the kernels pop (which its so fun) every few seconds shake the pot with the lid on to keep the kernels moving using mitts or towel still. Once you stop hearing the popping (about 1-2 minutes), go ahead and lower heat and remove pan from stove. Pour sugar into pot over popcorn. Shake the pot once more and place it back on the stove. Let the sugar melt for a few seconds (30sec-1 minute), shaking a couple times. Remove from heat and turn stove off. Take a wooden spoon and stir the popcorn as most likely the sugar has melted on the bottom of pan, coat the popcorn as you stir. Note: Do not try and lick the spoon, as the sugar will be very hot! Sprinkle with salt and serve into individual bowls or 1 large bowl to share and enjoy! 

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