Monday, May 9, 2011

Sweet and Salty Kettle Corn

Ah...the smell of kettle corn. It seems like there are kettle corn tents everywhere these days...the softball fields on weekends, the farmer's market, the parking lot of Home Depot (yes, on weekends there is kettle corn at Home Depot...weird?). We went to our local farm yesterday and they were selling...kettle corn. And while I didn't feel like paying $8 for a 5 foot long bag of kettle corn (WHY are the bags so incredibly huge???), I was inspired to come home and make it myself.

I found an easy recipe of the Rachel Ray website. Here's how it goes:

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt

In a large pot with a tight-fitting lid, heat the oil over medium-high heat. add the popcorn. When the oils sizzles, sprinkle the sugar over the kernels. Cover and shake the pan until the popping slows down, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and toss with the salt.

Yes, it's that easy!! And if you're lucky, you get some the popped kernels with caramelized sugar in your bowl. And you won't have to fight your kids for those kernels. And you won't have to feel bad that you're an almost 40 year old mom, fighting her son for the best kernels (guess who won?).

If you make this for your kids or your husband or your neighbor or your best friend tomorrow, I'm sure you will be eternally loved. It's delicious.

Thanks for stopping by today!!


VanessaB said...

omg- popcorn is one of my favorite foods. i had no idea what "kettle corn" was, so this was quite the learning experience. hee hee. mmm.. yum..

Angela said...

I love kettle corn! It always make me think of Dollywood. I wonder if this would work with granulated Splenda?

Aubree said...

YUM!! No shame in pushing your kids out of the way in search of the best kernels --- survival of the fittest (good life lesson). :)

wendipooh13 said...

kettle corn is my FAVE!!!!! going to have to try this, it looks pretty easy!!! yum I can't wait!!!

Sue said...

I'll have to try this. I love kettle corn and usually only buy it at the farmer's market, but making it myself would be even better!

Rebecca Keppel said...

kettle corn is SO addicting!! I think I am going to pretend I didnt see this ;)

BethieJ said...

YUM! We make our own too.. NOW I am wanting some.. STOP that Mara! :) ha ha! Happy Saturday!

IamDerby said...

Wow this looks really yummy. I will have to try it.