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Kettle Corn Recipe

Kettle corn is the perfect anytime treat. It’s popcorn, but better because it’s salty and sweet!
Total Time5 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: kettle corn, popcorn
Servings: 6


  • 2 tbsp oil eg. grapeseed
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 cup popcorn kernels mushroom style preferred
  • flaky sea salt


  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Heat the oil over medium high heat. Add 3 kernels of popcorn to a heavy bottomed stainless steel pan with high sides and cover. Listen carefully for the kernels to pop.
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  • Once the 3 kernels pop, add the remaining popcorn kernels in a single, even layer. Sprinkle with the sugar, cover and remove from the heat for 30 seconds to bring the kernels to a near popping temperature.
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  • Return the covered pan to medium high heat. The kernels should begin to pop – keep shaking and turn the heat down to medium. You should hear almost constant popping, keep shaking the pan every 10-15 seconds, keeping the lid slightly ajar to let out steam so the popcorn stays dry and crispy.
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  • Once the popping slows to several seconds between pops, remove from the heat and remove the lid. Pour the popcorn onto the prepared baking sheet and sprinkle with salt.
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