Kettle Corn

The world is full of black and white, hot and cold, right and wrong, but the only opposites you can EAT are sweet and salty. Satisfy your craving for a little bit of each with delicious kettle corn. It’s quick (who doesn’t love that?) and chances are you have most of the ingredients in your house already. Just make sure you have an adult handy, hot oil is something you don’t want to mess with.
1 c. popcorn kernels
1/2 c. vegetable oil
1/2 c. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. salt.
In a large pot with a lid that fits (I used a deep stew pot) heat the vegetable oil on medium heat. Once the oil becomes crackly, add in the popcorn kernels and the sugar. Cover the pot tightly, place it back on the stove and shake it until the kernels are popped. There will be a significant interval of time between “pops” indicating this. Remove from the stove and add salt to taste (start with a little and then add more). Proper kettle corn will have a distinct sweet taste with a little salt.

By: Jana Konys 
8/29/2008 1:25:00 PM