I’m digging through some old stuff I posted on Facebook and I thought I’d make it more discoverable. So, here’s how I make Kettle Corn.

This isn’t as good as the real stuff at fairs, but it’ll do in a pinch. It also costs maybe 20 - 30 cents per batch, rather than a buck or more for prepackaged microwave kettle corn.

  • 1/4 cup of popping kernels
  • 1/8 cup sugar
  • 1/8 cup vegetable or canola oil

Toss all of that in a medium-large sauce pan WITH A LID (very important). Heat it on medium high, and once it starts popping shake it like you would Jiffy Pop. The sugar will melt while you’re cooking and should coat everything evenly.

If you try this without a lid, you will pay the ultimate price. Seriously, like hot cooking oil all over you. Bad times.

Toss it in a bowl and salt to taste when the kernels stop popping.