Kettle Corn is a state fair favorite. Did you know you can make it right at home without a lot of effort? Bring the fair home.
How is Kettle Corn different than regular popcorn?
Kettle Corn has that sweet and salty combination. It is cooked with sugar to give it a sweet coating and then is tossed with salt. Regular popcorn has just salt.
Is Kettle Corn healthier than popcorn?
Because it is cooked with sugar, it is less healthy than regular popcorn.
The first time I ever had kettle corn was at the River Market in Kansas City. I just can’t get enough of it. If you live near or in Kansas City metro area, do yourself a favor and go to the River Market. Other than the people of Kansas City, it is my favorite thing there. I loved picking lemons for cheap and carrot cake from the Amish people who came to sell their wares. Oh how I wish we had a market so big and wonderful here.
- 1/4 cup oil
- 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
- 1/4 cup sugar
- Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a medium pot, heat oil at medium heat. Add two kernels. Once those kernels pop add sugar and stir to mix. Add remain popcorn kernels.
- Once it starts popping cover and shake over burner. When the popping slows to 1 pop every 3-4 seconds, remove from heat and pour our on the sheet pan.
- Allow to cool and enjoy.
The sugar is very hot when it comes out of the pan. Be very careful.
A stovetop popcorn popper like the one linked below makes it easier to keep the sugar from burning.
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