Thursday, April 22, 2010

Kettle Corn

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I found this recipe on joythebaker.com around the 4th of July last year, I know I owe at least a pound or two(?) to it! Love it, and make it more often than I'd care to admit! Once again I'll post it as I found it and show my "lighter?" version.



Homemade Kettle Corn
1/2 C popcorn - I use less than 1/4 C
1/4 C vegetable or grapeseed oil - I use less than 1 Tblsp
3 Tblsp sugar - I use less than 1 Tblsp
Salt to taste. 1/2 - 1 tsp. - I sprinkle some on after it's in the bowl
You can find Joy's directions (which I highly recommend) on the link above. Here's what I do:

I have a 2 1/2 qt pan with a pasta lid (the holes let the steam out), I heat it on medium heat with three corn kernels and the oil, when one pops I add the rest of the corn and the sugar. Shake vigorously. Pick up and shake occasionally until the popping slows down, pour into a bowl and sprinkle with salt. It will take a few minutes for the sugar to harden up.

Joy's recipe makes 8-10 cups - I've never measured mine but like to think it makes one serving (ok - maybe two servings!)

I hope you love it as much as I do!


11 comments:

  1. Oh, yes! This does look good! Thanks for posting the original and your version!

    Nice visiting.

    Kindly, ldh

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  2. ummm. we love kettle corn. thanks for the recipe.

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  3. LOL, depends on how hungry you are whether it feeds 2 or not! :)
    I have only had the Quaker Quakes kind..I am sure this is better!

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  4. I bought a big bag of this one time at a specialty vendor's stand at a ferry terminal and couldn't believe how good it was.
    The grocery store version wasn't nearly as good. I can't wait to try this. My dog will love it because the house rules are when I make popcorn she gets a couple big handfuls.

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  5. I have seen this around and want to try it. Yum! I love the store bought version and I am sure we will love this. I am bookmarking this. Thanks! Joni

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  6. Love kettle corn....and love your blog name...Had a few hours to blog hop......so glad that I stopped here....Be sure and stop by and read about a miracle in our family....
    http://teresa-grammygirlfriend.blogspot.com/2010/04/i-think-god-smiled.html

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  7. Yum! I'm a popcorn junkie and can't wait to try this one!

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  8. Oh My, hubby loves kettle corn. We spent many a night selling it as a fundraiser at football games to help cover cheerleading costs. Daughter, not me :) Will be saving that recipe.

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  9. Your lighter, smaller batch looks great...going to give it a whirl! Thanks...

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  10. I am so making this. It looks like a 10 kernal rated recipe to me!

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