Friday, May 21, 2010

Kettle Corn

I was amazed at how easy and fast this was, I was more amazed at how easy the clean up is! I thought for sure with oil and sugar I'd be scrubbing a pot after I was done, but not at all! There was hardly a stuck on mess. This is such an inexpensive snack. Sure it isn't the most healthy but hot kettle corn with that caramelized sugar crunch is SO good fresh.

Kettle Corn

1/2 cup popping corn
1/4 cup bacon grease or vegetable oil
3 tablespoons sugar
Kosher salt
Two oven mitts or potholders
A big pot with a lid (I used a 5 qt dutch oven and it was perfect)

Measure everything out and set it aside. Once you start it's hard to measure things, it moves quickly.
Add oil to the pot and heat it on medium high, make sure the oil gets hot/glistening but not burning. 
Add the popcorn. 
SPRINKLE in the sugar over top (do not dump it in a big pile, you want to spread the sugga love out). You can give it a quick stir also.
Place the lid on top of the pot and start moving the pot around. The oven mitts help with the heat. 
The corn will start popping, once it slows down turn off the heat and slowly remove the lid. 
Sprinkle salt on top, mixing the popcorn to distribute the salt.

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