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Kettle corn

I have recently developed an addiction to Popcorn, Indiana's kettle corn.  Enough of one that I decided to try making it.

And lo, it worked out very well. This recipe, made with canola oil, yellow popcorn, and organic sugar (evaporated cane juice) is almost exactly like the $4.99-a-bag brand.  You have to add salt, of course.

ETA:  Be sure you use a pot that you don't mind possibly damaging.  I used an old steel pasta pot that I bought at Woolworth's (remember them?) the summer after college.  There's now a black, burned spot that not even copper wool can completely get rid of.  


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Aug. 17th, 2013 02:09 am (UTC)

I made salsa from my tomato glut.
Aug. 17th, 2013 02:14 am (UTC)
I should hunt down some good tomatoes while there's still a chance!
Aug. 17th, 2013 02:49 am (UTC)
Tomorrow (Saturday) is typically a good farmer's market day. Go forth and grab some homegrown goodness!
Aug. 17th, 2013 02:16 am (UTC)
Nice! Always good when you can get your fix at home.

My MIL has a kettle corn addiction but I've never warmed to it for some reason.
Aug. 17th, 2013 01:56 pm (UTC)
I have a feeling my old steel pasta pot may soon develop a patina of burned oil. :) This is a dangerous discovery I've made, you understand. :)
Aug. 24th, 2013 05:04 am (UTC)
Hehe ;)
Aug. 17th, 2013 02:25 am (UTC)
Was it hard to find organic sugar?
Aug. 17th, 2013 01:43 pm (UTC)
Not at all; I had some from Trader Joe's, and there are other brands. Turbinado sugar would work just as well, although the larger crystal size might mean slightly different results. I used the evaporated cane juice for reasons of taste, primarily.
Aug. 17th, 2013 04:27 am (UTC)
Ooh, neat! Do you think it would work to use microwave popcorn and then heat the oil and sugar and toss the cooked popcorn with it quickly?
Aug. 17th, 2013 01:55 pm (UTC)
Well, the results would be different: microwave popcorn usually has artificial butter flavor and already has some kind of oil or fat built into the package.

But there are microwave kettle corn packages out there; I haven't tried them, but they might be worth a try before attempting to doctor regular microwave popcorn.
Aug. 17th, 2013 04:03 pm (UTC)
Good to know, thanks!
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