This is one of the most “simple” recipes that I found for a very natural kettle corn without all the additives, or artificial flavoring. I have been more aware of the things that I have been eating. I want to make sure that I am putting the right things into my body. Not only for me, but my family too!! This was a great recipe that we killed in like 10 minutes max. The one thing that makes me smile is when they come rushing to the kitchen due to the smells.
Typically this treat is only found at fairs and farmer’s markets but now you can make this easy kettle corn from the comfort of your home.
Kettle Corn Recipe:
2 1/3 TBSP coconut oil (Use any brand you like).
1 C. Pop Corn Kernels (I used white kernels instead of yellow)
2 TBSP sugar (you can also use brown sugar)
1 TSP salt (Or sea salt)
Kettle Corn has rapidly become our easy homemade Fall treat. This snack has the trifecta of perfection and be warned it’s addicting!
I mentioned addicting, right?
All 3 of these wonderful things are combined in a wonderful storm of a snack. You will eat this non stop until you find yourself grabbing at an empty bowl.
Sadness will set in. This is normal. Thankfully only temporary. Instead of paying $6 or $7 on bag with ingredients you don’t know, make your own.
In the past I used sunflower oil. The high heat index would virtually pop every single kernel. Olive oil will not work out. It doesn’t work due to a big NO due to it’s low smoke point. Not only will it not pop most of the kernels, but it is actually carcinogenic when heated too high. (something to do with low smoke point, which explains why chips and fries are not typically fried with it).
I have been using coconut oil. You will be amazed at how good this tastes just like Movie Theatre Popcorn. The real bonus? It pops all of the kernels and studies say coconut oil is healthy for us. Wahooooo!!!
Just heat the pot on high heat. I have a gas cook top, which goes pretty quickly. Heat the coconut oil and add 1 kernel of popcorn. Once that kernel pops, add the rest of the popcorn and stir constantly to help evenly heat the kernels. After only 30 seconds, sprinkle sugar and sir evenly to distribute.
As soon as the first kernel pops get out of there!!! Cover the pot with lid and shake the pot, or lift and shake to avoid scratching your cooktop. Once all the popping stops, remove the lid and watch for the steam. Add your salt and enjoy! If you want to make a large quantity, don’t double the batch but simply repeat the process. The sugar will end up burning with a double batch.