If you have never had Kettle Corn before you are in for a treat. This is a "local favorite" in Lancaster County , PA (Amish Country). You can not go to a fair, carnival or flea market in that region without finding Kettle Corn (or funnel cakes) for sale! This is a delicious and easy popcorn to make and it will be a a crowd pleaser! It's light sweet flavor goes nicely with or without butter and salt. You decide which you like best.
To make 10 cups of popcorn:
1/2C popping corn
1/2C oil (I prefer coconut oil)
1/4C sugar of choice (white, raw, rapedura, sucanat, maple)
In a kettle or popcorn pot, put your oil, then your corn. Stir to coat. Than sprinkle evening with sugar. Put your lid on and turn up the heat. Be sure to shake (or stir the handle of popcorn pot) continuously when the first kernal pops. Remove it from heat immediately when it ends. You may salt and butter or let cool and eat alone. A delicately crisp and slightly sweet crust will form on the popcorn. You can also add a pinch of cinnamon to the sugar for a delightful treat. I have thought about trying a pinch of cocoa to see what happens too. If you beat me to it - let me know how it went! Enjoy!
They want you to think the secret is in the "kettle" because not everyone can own one of these...but really...the secret is the sugar! :-) Now you know. :-)
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