I love it when the kettle corn guy is at the local high school craft show. Even if I don’t buy anything at the show, I’ll bring home some kettle corn for the family. I’ve tried the microwavable kettle corn but it has a funky taste. So I’ve been perfecting my non-dairy kettle corn recipe and with my sister visiting last weekend, I finally got the ratio of salt to sugar down.
Kettle Corn The Old Fashioned Way
1 Tbs Olive Oil
2 Tbs Sugar
3/8 tsp salt
1/2 Cup popcorn
Pot with lid
1. Mix the sugar and salt together and grind with mortar and pestle until fine. Grinding it up makes a little bit go a long way. Less sugar = more healthy, right?
2. Put Olive Oil in a pot with 5 kernels of popcorn and cover with lid. Heat on medium high until you hear 1 *pop*.
3. Quickly add Sugar/Salt combo and remaining popcorn and give a couple of good shakes to get everything mixed up well. Shake the pot front and back over the fire while doing a little dance. Popping will pick up, then it will start to slow. Remove from fire.
4. Continue to shake for a few more seconds and enjoy!
* Burned sugar is bad – very bad. Do not overcook!
*I use a gas stove. I imagine that an electric stove could get too hot and burn the sugar – be careful here and experiment to find the right setting on your stove.