I am trying to remember when did I get the idea of “kettle popcorn”. I just don’t remember… seriously! Kettle popcorn is nothing but popcorn with a slight sweetness. It isn’t caramel popcorn, yet not just the normal popcorn. This popcorn seems to have originated from the US, you can read a little bit on Wikipedia but more than that, I don’t know. 😀 I am still wondering about its name. It isn’t made in a kettle, yet, why is it called so? Hehe…
The process is just like normal popcorn, just that you add some sugar, which melts and covers over the popcorn giving it a slight sweetness. The sugar actually becomes one reason why you have to be extra careful while popping it, since there are high chances of the sugar getting burned. So do trust your ears and nose while making this popcorn! 😉 Just make some, pile them up in a big bowl, curl on the couch and watch your favorite sitcom with your spouse or the kid’s favorite animated movie (the second one is what always happens in my case! 😀 ) and keep munching on these… Just apt for the quite time around! Off to the recipe, which I adapted from here…
- ½ cup corn kernels
- 3 tbsp coconut oil
- ¼ to ⅓ cup sugar
- ½ tsp salt
- Heat oil in a large pan.
- Add a tablespoon of kernels, close the lid and allow it to splutter.
- Once spluttered, add in the remaining kernels, sugar and salt and give it a nice toss. Put the lid back.
- Keep taking out the pan and shaking it to ensure all kernels get popped and are coated.
- Cook till the popping sound stops.
- Switch off the flame and spread the popcorn on a sheet. Allow it to cool.
- Serve immediately or store in an airtight container.