Recipe by LittleItaly
Don't you just love that kettle cooked popcorn available at county fairs? It's sweet; it's salty; it's deliciously crunchy. It's usually pretty expensive too! This is a great, SUPER EASY recipe to make it yourself - just like you enjoy at the fair - with only 3 ingredients! I ran across a similar recipe years ago online and tweaked it a bit... in other words, perfected it. I hope you enjoy!
Top Review by mammafishy
Can't believe I forgot to rate this. It is SO GOOD!!! A nice change from regular popcorn and it does taste just like the kind you get at craft and country fairs! If I make a lot of this, I will wash the pan after each batch or two or it will start to burn. This works great in a Whirly Pop popcorn maker.
- 2⁄3 cup unpopped popcorn
- 1⁄3 cup oil (you can use vegetable, corn, canola, olive...etc etc)
- 1⁄4 cup white sugar
Directions See How It's Made
- You will need a large cooking pot. It should have a wide opening and be slightly shallow ( large, deep soup pots don't work as well.) Make sure you have a lid that fits!
- Place 2/3 cup popcorn inside pot. The pot will be the perfect size if the popcorn just barely covers the entire bottom of the pot in one layer.
- Stir in 1/3 cup oil of your choice and cover with the lid. Heat over ( MEDIUM for electric range, MED-LOW for gas ) range, giving the pot a good shake every 60 seconds or so, until you hear the first kernel pop.
- Carefully uncover and add the 1/4 cup white sugar, stir and re-cover with the lid. Shake the pot every 20-30 seconds until popping slows to 2-3 pops every few seconds.
- Remove from heat and dump into large mixing bowl. While hot and sticky, salt to taste, stirring well.