Kettle Corn

Kettle Corn

I have to confess. I had cupcakes and kettle corn for dinner.

I originally wanted to make caramel corn, but a quick google revealed that all caramel corn recipes require corn syurp (which I don’t have) and over an hour in preparation and baking (which I don’t want to give!).

Kettle corn, on the other hand, only requires popcorn, sugar, salt, and oil. And it’s done when the corn is done popping.

Kettle Corn
Makes one big bowl

1/2 Cup Popcorn Kernels
1/4 Cup Oil (I used canola)
1/4 Cup Sugar

Heat oil in a large pan with a lid. Add corn, and when you see the kernels are about to pop, add sugar and shake pan. Remove from heat when you’re only hearing a pop every five seconds ago – I’m serious about this! The sugar makes it even easier to scorch than plain popcorn, so take it off the heat already!

Sprinkle on some salt (about 1/2 tsp) and serve.

The cupcakes I made were pretty but standard:

I made them to bribe my landlord to put up my new pot rack. Mission accomplished!

Real food tomorrow. Promise.


  1. mamafabun

    Well played. I didn’t replace any meal with kettle corn but I did happen to eat massive amounts of it from the farmer’s market this afternoon.

  2. springsandwells

    Ha ha!
    What a nutritious dinner you had.

    I’ve only recently found your blog, and I LOVE it! I love all your recipes and your beautiful photos. Right on!

  3. Lolo (VeganYumYum)

    Mamafabun – This was actually the first time I had kettle corn! I always see caramel corn for sale instead. I wonder if it’s a regional thing?

    Springsandwells – Thanks for your kind words. I just realized that you have a vegan food blog too! Awesome!

  4. mamafabun

    I don’t know whether it’s regional. My friend and dorm-mate introduced it to me in college and I was hooked!

  5. Dori

    Nice pot rack! I would work for a few of those too. :)

    Although I’m posting here, I have many other great looking food posts. Nice blog. :)

  6. Dori

    I mean I have READ many of YOUR other food posts. After looking back on what I said, I realized that it didn’t read like I wanted it to.

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