I have to have a snack while I watch movies. If im at home or even on those rare occasions when me and the hubs go out on a hot date to the movies. I have to have my popcorn! It doesn’t matter which way I have, I like it drenched in butter, gooey with caramel or simply sweet and salty.
One of my all time favorite popcorn flavors has got to be kettle corn!
When we go to the county fair or even Cabelas there is always those bags hanging and that sweet sweet aroma in the air. Then it occurred to me why do I only have to have kettle corn only a few times a year. I have tried the microwavable bags and they just aren’t the same as the fresh stuff. So that is when it clicked, I need to try to make my own at home so I can have it whenever I want.
Well folks this kettle corn is the Bomb!
It has all the great qualities as the stuff I spend $8.00 a bag to get. It is sweet and it even has nice crunchy sugary shell.
First thing you need to do is grab your big pot pan and make sure you have lid. Add the kernels and oil and set on medium heat . Sliding pan back and forth occasionally.
(Now this is going to date me back 10 years, but this part reminds of Scream when Drew Barrymore is making popcorn when the phone rings…lol)
After you can see the oil bubbling up let add the sugar and again shake the pan a little bit more so the sugar doesn’t burn
Right when you hear the first pop, place the lid on top because you don’t want to loose an eye and those kernels are hot! Shake pan a little bit more with lid on until you hear the popping come to an end.
Place popcorn in a bowl and shake with salt. Let cool for minutes then dive right on in!
- ¼ cup oil
- ½ cup popcorn kernels
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- In a big pot pan add the kernels with the oil. Let cook on medium heat until you get a steady boil shaking pan occasionally. Add the sugar and shake pan a little bit more so sugar doesn't burn. When you start hearing the "pop" cover with lid and shake pan as the kernels are popping. When done popping move into a big bowl and shake salt on top. Let cool for a minute or two so the the crispy sugar shell has time to cool off
Stays good for about 3 days in a Ziploc bag.