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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Kettle Corn

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I found this recipe on 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!


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

    Nice visiting.

    Kindly, ldh

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

  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!

  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.

  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

  6. Love kettle corn....and love your blog name...Had a few hours to blog glad that I stopped here....Be sure and stop by and read about a miracle in our family....

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

  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.

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

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


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