I’m a big fan of popcorn. I’m a big fan of salty/sweet combos. Therefore… I’m a big fan of kettle corn. My Grandma Joy calls it sugar corn. Either way, it’s sugary, it’s salty, it’s popcorny… it’s tasty. You should make it and eat the whole batch. You should do this to make me feel better about myself 🙂
We had dinner at our good friend’s house the other night (Hi! VanCleave’s!) and Jared so graciously gave a kettle corn making demo. I had never made it before. I followed his technique as he didn’t really measure anything. Just my style 😉 So… here we go! Grab a juice sized glass. Preferably one with this guy on it. Who is it?? Come on…
Don Ho, people!!! Don’t you have collector glasses from the Polynesian Palace in Waikiki, Hawaii?!?! Well you should get some. Might want to start at Goodwill… that’s where I got mine 🙂 Anyway!!!! Fill it about 3/4 with popcorn.
Grab a lightweight large pot that you have a lid for. Pour in enough oil to cover the bottom. Jared uses canola. I had some vegetable on hand. Use whatever you have! No need to wipe the crumbs from cooking dinner off the stove. It’s just going to get messy anyway 🙂 Turn the heat to high.
Dump all this sweet goodness into a large bowl… the biggest you have actually. Grab your salt shaker and start to salt. Salt and mix, salt and mix until it’s to your taste. You won’t regret this… unless you are allergic to corn… then you might.