With Christmas quickly approaching, I have been trying to think of homemade gifts that I could make for giving. I’m a huge kettle corn fan and up till about two years ago, I had to wait for summer fairs to come around so that I could buy my kettle corn. I have tried several in the grocery store, but ugh, I just did not like them. So I started looking on the internet and found this recipe on http://allrecipes.com/recipe/kettle-corn/detail.aspx?event8=1&prop24=SR_Title&e11=kettle%20corn&e8=Quick%20Search&event10=1&e7=Reviews
Here is what you will need:
- 1 Large Pan
- ¼ cup of vegetable oil (or oil of your choice—I have used coconut and peanut with great success)
- ¼ cup white sugar (can use brown sugar—gives it a caramel color and taste)
- ½ cup popcorn kernels
Pour oil and 3 kernels in pan and place over medium heat until you hear all three kernels pop.
Once popped, add sugar and stir it around well, then add the remainder of the popcorn and cover it. I then alternate every three seconds from leaving the pot on the burner to shaking it.
Once the popping has slowed, remove from stove top and immediately sprinkle with salt.
Let the batch cool a little, and enjoy! WARNING---this is highly addictive!
If I need to store (which rarely ever happens because I eat the whole batch), I will store in a glass container so that the popcorn stays nice and crunchy. I find that plastic containers will soften the popcorn. For gift giving, I like to use cellophane bags tied with a little piece of jute—very country looking. Why not combine a bag of kettle corn with maybe a movie for a movie night Christmas gift!