Easy Kettle Corn Recipe
Ubiquitous at state fairs and farmers’ markets, kettle corn is an easy snack to whip up at home. This basic recipe uses nothing more than salt and sugar for flavoring, but you could add in some spice (nutmeg, cinnamon, or five-spice) if you like.
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 3/4 cup popcorn kernels
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- Heat oil over medium heat in a large pot with a tightfitting lid. When it shimmers, add kernels, cover, and shake to evenly distribute. Once kernels start popping, gently shake the pot until the popping dies down, about 2 to 3 minutes.
- Remove from heat, immediately toss popcorn with sugar and salt, and serve.