On Monday, we made kettle corn. I know what you're thinking. Kettle Corn is both salty AND sweet, and Monday is salty day. But I think of it as more of a snack to drink a Diet Coke with, therefore I think it's more of a salty treat.
Salty and sweet snacks are my favorite. I like to think of kettle corn as a diet food because it saves a lot of extra calories. Instead of trading back and forth between salty and sweet when you snack, you can just keep eating kettle corn. Adults love it. Kids love it. And it's extra good when it's hot. So serve it as a snack when you have company, and they will love you. And we all want to be loved, right?
Joseph was my helper for the first batch. He was a little crabby because I didn't give him the snack he wanted. He's dealing with that inner turmoil... you can see it on his face.
Still getting over it.
And now he's over it. The magical corn fixed everything.
Graham loves making this. I think it's because the popcorn maker is fun to work. It's kind of like working in the garage with tools. Or at least that's what I tell him
Look at this yumminess.
Ready to be bagged up and given to friends.
I forgot to get a picture of how cute it looked in the bag.
Sorry about that.
The one "problem" with kettle corn is that you need one of those old fashioned popcorn makers to make it. I tried it in a pan to see if it would work out. It was just okay. It looked like this. Edible, but with lots of burned pieces.
Not quite as good and evenly cooked as the other batches.
Here's a link if you want to know what to look for.
If you didn't want to buy it online, Target usually only carries them around the holidays. And they clearance them out after Christmas, or at least that's how I got mine. They also have them at Williams Sonoma this time of year, and I've also seen them at Cabelas. The good news is they aren't that big of an investment, and you could add one to your Christmas list.
Here's the recipe.
1/2 cup popcorn kernels
1/4 cup oil
1/4 cup sugar
Put oil and popcorn in popcorn maker and keep twirling until you can hear it's about to pop. It's an easily acquired skill, so no need to worry. Add the sugar, and keep stirring until it's fully popped. Pour onto a cookie sheet or some wax paper. Sprinkle with salt.