Joe's Corn O' the Kettle

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by COOKGIRl

A homemade version of Kettle Corn. Popcorn made the old fashioned way-in an castiron skillet. Let's make Joe proud!

Top Review by NetDiva Amy

Maybe I didn't quite do it right. Much of it was burnt. I'm not sure quite how to tell if the heat is right or if it's burning.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 13 cup popcorn (or enough to cover bottom of pan in single layer)
  • oil (for frying)
  • 13 cup granulated sugar (I use unbleached sugar)
  • 14 cup real butter
  • salt


  1. In 10" castiron skillet on medium heat, pour enough oil to.
  2. a depth of 1/8". Heat until hot, but not smoking.
  3. Place one corn kernel in pan. If it starts to sizzle, then the
  4. popcorn kernels are ready to be placed in the skillet.
  5. Pour kernels, sugar and butter into skillet, stir then carefully move skillet back and forth over burner to distribute popcorn kernels and to avoid burning.
  6. Eventually, (usually about 5 minutes), the kernels will begin to pop. Cover and keep cooking and moving skillet back and forth. From time to time use a fork to stir the popcorn/sugar mixture. The last minute of cooking, increase heat to medium-high. Take skillet off heat promptly when the majority of kernels have popped. Remove skillet lid carefully.
  7. Place popped corn in a serving bowl. Set the old maids aside for me. Season with salt. Stir well.
  8. Serve.

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