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Kettle Corn Recipe

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Kettle Corn

Kettle Corn

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Kettle corn is the perfect snack if you like that sweet-spicy combination of flavors. This recipe is made on the stovetop. You can use a heavy pot or a special stovetop popcorn popper, such as the Whirley Pop popcorn popper. But if you're in a rush, you can make this recipe with air-popped popcorn.

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Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 7 minutes

Yield: 4-6 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1-2 Tbsp. canola oil or olive oil
  • 1/2 cup popcorn
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt or kosher salt
  • 2 Tbsp. butter, melted

Preparation:

  1. Place oil in a large, heavy stainless steel pot. Turn the heat to medium.

  2. Add 2-3 kernels, cover and when they pop, add the remaining popcorn and the sugar, and cover again.

  3. If using a stovetop popcorn popper, such as the Whirley Pop, skip the second step. Just add the oil, popcorn and sugar to the popper.

  4. Once you start to hear the popcorn popping, begin shaking it gently back and forth. It helps if you use a pot with two handles on the sides. As the popping slows, turn off the heat and carefully remove the lid, tilting it away from your face to allow the steam to escape.

  5. Pour the popcorn in a large bowl. Add the salt and toss to coat well. If desired, drizzle the melted butter over the kettle corn, and toss well.

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