1/1 Photo of Kettle Corn in a Whirley Pop
Dorie's Lori's Note:
This version is light and airy, with just a touch of ethereal sweetness and saltiness. By playing with the proportions, I hit upon this recipe that rivals the addictive Kettle Corn we paid a fortune for at fairs and such! It was created after I tried the recipe in the Whirley-pop instruction booklet, and found it tough, gloppy, and also a very small batch. See also my Whirley Pop Notes below the recipe.
My Private Note
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- 1Note that this recipe's cooking method is for a gas stove. You might have to monkey with the heat a bit on an electric one.
- 2Add all ingredients to the Whirley pop, and pop, using, on average, a medium heat: alternate between a lower flame and a high one. This is in order to send the heat to the outside edges, which is where the popper sends the popcorn!
- 3Be sure to remove from the heat quickly when the popping slows. Empty immediately into a big bowl, and stir around with a big spoon and/or your hands to break apart the kernals. (Careful - it's hot!).
- 4For an easier cleanup, put some water and a squirt of soap immediately into the popper to soak.
- 5After it has cooled thoroughly, keep in an air-tight container to prevent sogginess.
- 6Whirley Pop Notes:.
- 7I actually purchased mine because, try as I might, I just couldn’t make great Kettle Corn in a pot on top of the stove. I tried a number of recipes. They all came out tough, and never fully popped, and the sugar always burned. And I am a pretty patient cook! To make matters worse, the cleanup of burnt sugar on my stainless pots was a significant chore!
- 8So, I bought a Whirley-pop. With all the great reviews on-line, I knew I would come to love it. I was right! It makes great popcorn, all kinds! Bonus is that you can use less oil than cooking in a pot, like only 2 teaspoons per 1/2 cup batch.
- 9So, this recipe is for a Whirley Pop, as I haven't personally had any success in a regular pot. If you don't have one yet, and you make popcorn a lot, I highly recommend one! Although they are mostly a "single-use" item, they are only about $23. And, personally, I recommend this Kettle Corn recipe over the one in the book.
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Nutritional Facts for Kettle Corn in a Whirley Pop
Serving Size: 1 (9 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 48.3
- Calories from Fat 30
- Total Fat 3.4 g
- Saturated Fat 0.4 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 290.7 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 4.7 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
- Sugars 4.7 g
- Protein 0.0 g