Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Kettle Corn 2.0

I remember the first time I ever had kettle corn. I was in college, visiting France for the spring semester of my junior year. We went to the movie theater and bought some popcorn, it was a sweet, salty, crunchy revelation. I couldn't believe that this was something I hadn't had before.

I've had my fair share of kettle corn since then, even learning how to make it at home with relative ease. And that is all thanks in large part to the Whirley Pop.

This device is an amazing addition to your kitchen and if you're a popcorn lover, you'll wonder where it's been your whole life.

Now, on to the kettle corn here's the recipe:

Plain Jane Kettle Corn

1/3 cup of popcorn kernels
!/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup white sugar

dash of salt

Place kernels, oil, and sugar in the Whirley Pop, spin a few times to mix the ingredients. Place on stove over medium-high heat. Spin the handle until the popping slows, dump into a large bowl and sprinkle with a dash of salt. Toss to coat, let cool and then enjoy.

You can get a printable copy here.

Now here's the 2.0 part. Once you have the kettle corn, you can top it with just about anything you want. I've explored all kinds of options. You can add a little vanilla or peppermint extract when you pop it, then throw in some white chocolate chips so they get all nice and melty. You can grind up some freeze-dried fruit and sprinkle it over the top when it first comes off the stove. Apple with some additional sugar and apple pie spice is amazing. But the most popular is probably cinnamon sugar. Wow, that stuff is good. Just make sure that you have it ready to add as soon as it comes off the stove so that it can stick to the popcorn.

Let me know in the comments what type of topping you'd put on your kettle corn!

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