My son is a sucker for this stuff. Okay, I’ll admit it. So am I. It happens every time we are at the farmer’s market. Or an outdoor festival. The sweet aroma of freshly popped corn calls to me like a siren, and I am powerless to resist. Only recently did I realize that it was so simple to make at home. Since I don’t have an air popper, the below directions are for making the kettle corn on the stove top. To gauge when the oil is hot enough, place a few kernels in the pot with the oil. When they pop, add the rest of the kernels along with the sugar.
- Heat oil in a pot until hot. Add popcorn and sugar and stir once. Cover but leave the lid slightly askew to allow steam to escape. Pop until most kernels have opened, shaking the pot occasionally. Pour popcorn into a large bowl. Sprinkle with salt, stirring with a wooden spoon to evenly distribute and to break up chunks of popcorn.