Here's my recipe for making great quality kettle corn at home.
It's not as hard as you think to make awesome kettle corn
I love kettle corn, and I got tired of paying over $5 for it at the grocery store so I learned how to make kettle corn at home. Most people love kettle corn and it’s WAY too expensive. I taught myself how to do this at home last year in 3 minutes for around $.50 per bowl and after tons of positive reviews, I thought to would let everybody know how to make it. This recipe is the product of more than 20 tries.
Mike’s Kettle Corn
1/4 cup vegetable oil (don't use other oils or butter...other oils taste odd and butter burns)
1/4 cup white sugar (tried brown, nearly burned my house down twice)
1/2 cup popcorn
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 large non-stick pot with lid
Pour the oil into the pot and throw 2 or 3 kernels of popcorn in with it. Cover the pot and let it heat until the kernels start to pop. When this happens, remove the lid and pour the 1/2 cup of popcorn and 1/4 cup of sugar in with the oil. Keep the mixture on high heat and cover. Shake the pot over the heat, do not let it stand still! It will burn almost immediately. Shake continuously until the popping slows to around 1 per second. Remove from heat and continue to shake with the lid on until it slows a little more (this is so it doesn't continue popping in the bowl and get all over your counter). Pour the popped corn into a large bowl and shake some salt over it. Shake it around in the bowl and salt it again. Let it cool and enjoy.
This recipe is every bit as good as the stuff you find in stores and costs only around 75 cents per bowl. It is possible to make kettle corn at home using a popcorn machine, but I prefer the old-fashioned way.