By Kittencalskitchen on October 23, 2006
Photo by Shannon 24
Photo by Shannon 24
"Take a trip back in time to the county fair with a bowl of this kettle corn, your family may never want plain popcorn again!"
Serving Size: 1 (26 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 3
"oh wow!! this was wonderful!! i was skeptical that i could make kettle corn as awesome as any vender at a fair...but it worked and it was awesome! thank you so much. now i can make kettle corn anytime i want! thanks for another keeper!!"
"Excellent. I did as others have suggested and added the sugar & salt after the first kernels started to pop. I had no problems with burning."
"This was very good and krispy popcorn. I did have a problem with the sugar mixture on the bottom of the pan burning, which got all over most of the popcorn when I was trying to mix in some extra salt. I might try someone elses recommendation and put in the sugar mixture after it's started popping."
"I made this recipe for a second time. This time I popped half the popcorn with half the sugar, salt and oil at a time. I waited for the first few curnals to pop before adding the sugar and salt mixture. I used a stove top popper and stirred it all the time. Before doing the second batch, I washed the popper out so as to get all the sticky sugar out of it prior to doing the second batch. This way, I didn't get any burnt corn and all the popcorn popped. There was also room at the top so the popcorn wasn't stuffed to the lid. It is an excellent recipe and I will do it the same way next time so I don't get any burnt corn."
"I LOVE this recipe!! I always put the sugar in when the other kernels start to pop and the salt is a must! I also clean the pan (I think a Whirley-Pop is the only way to go with this) if I am going to make a second batch."
"This is the best Kettle Corn I have had since our Craft Day at our High School!! It is wonderful to be able to make the same great flavored kettle corn here at home!! My husband and I preferred at little more salt. My Mother can't eat salt, so the original recipe was perfect for her."
"Excellent Kettle Corn Recipe! Another winner from Kittencal. Used a Theater II stove top popper. Took it off too late the second time and had some slightly burnt pieces. Better to have a few old maids than to burn it."
"This was really yummy! My only complaint is that it came out too sweet for my tastes, so when I make it again I will use a bit less sugar. Mine did burn a little bit, but I guess it takes a little practice to get it just perfect. Thanks for the recipe :)"
"Wonderful! Delicious and easy. I had tried another recipe on the site for gooey carmel popcorn, but I prefer the crunchy version from this recipe. I put the lid on the pot to speed up the popping and my three year old loved watching the kernels pop up."
"Wow! Great recipe. I only used about 1/8 c. sugar and 3 Tbs oil and it turned out perfect! I used my stove top popper and did as recommended by others and shook the pan around every 15 seconds or so to keep the sugar from burning. I also needed my heat to be at medium-high before they would start popping."
"Very good. I will use more salt next time, but it was still really nice. Thank you!"
"I LOVE kettle corn, but am forced to enjoy it only once a year (when the local county fair comes to town). I never thought about making it at home, but when I searched for a recipe, I was *ecstatic* to find that Kittencal had posted her recipe (for those of you who don't know, her recipes are all 5 stars +). This is SO good! The microwave kettle corn is horrible...not crunchy or salty enough, but THIS recipe is about as close as what you can get at the county fair. THANK YOU! :)"
"Hot, fresh, kettle corn AT MY HOUSE anytime I want it?! Awesome!! Just made this with my stove top popper (that I have never used before) and I love it! My family is ecstatic, our mouths are happy and we have hot, fresh, kettle corn for our movie! Cheers! (does happy dance) :) **Forgot to add that to prevent the sugar from burning while the corn popped I did about about 8 turns or so of the popper handle then about 5 vigorous shakes, repeat. I don't think the stirring mechanism on the bottom of the popper is adequate enough to keep the sugar from burning. Happy Popping!"
"I loved it and so did my kids. I added a little red food coloring to the sugar oil mixture to make it "pretty" for my little girls. I think the secret to not burning is to all the oil, then pop corn then just before it pops the sugar and stir stir stir!"
"I thought there was far too much sugar and too much oil for the recipe. I don't want my kettle corn sticky. With this much sugar is was closer to carmel corn than it was kettle corn. I plan to make again but only use 1/8 cup of sugar and probably less oil as well. I plan to add the sugar after a few minutes of shaking (just before the kernals pop). Mine didn't burn, but I don't want it carmelized, either."
"I thought about it, but there was no way I was gonna make just half of this recipe & instead doubled it for the 2 of us! This was my first trip down 'kettle-corn lane' but my other half has had it before! VERY, VERY TASTY & very much worth making again! Many thanks! [Tagged, made & reviewed in the I Recommend tag game]"
"Oh yum! I halved the recipe and it was just perfect for me while watching Fringe on TV. Thanks Kit! Made for Zaar Stars game."
"wow - fabulous. No need for stove top popper. I used my non-stick wok and it was perfect. Just shook it over the flame. Also added a shake of cayenne pepper when adding salt and sugar for a little kick. Wonderful"