I have had a serious kettle corn craving for weeks now. I tried buying a few different varieties, but none really hit the spot. They were either too sweet, too salty, or just too bland. It was time to take things into my own kitchen. I’ve made caramel corn before, but it can be a little finicky, and other people aren’t always able to get the same results. It was time for a simpler recipe- one that is so easy, you can have kettle corn whenever the slightest urge strikes.
To make this kettle corn, pop 1/4 cup of kernels however you like. I like to pop mine in a pot on the stove top with a little bit of vegetable oil. You can also use an air popper, or put some kernels in a paper bag and microwave them. Once the kernels are popped, spread them in a thin layer. Mist them very lightly with cooking spray so that the sweet and salty have something to stick to. Then, sprinkle over 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Using a mesh sieve, sift over 1 teaspoon of powdered sugar (the secret ingredient!). Transfer the popcorn into a bowl, and toss it around so that the kettle goodness is evenly distributed. And then enjoy!
- Popcorn kernels- 1/4 cup
- Powdered sugar- 1 teaspoon
- Salt- 1/2 teaspoon
- Cooking spray