I grew up with microwave popcorn, and now and then for fun, we’d make popcorn in the fire with our special fire-popping thingy. So I never learned, until very recently, how EASY it is to make popcorn on the stove. Y’all, it’s easy. Like EASY. I’ve been enjoying better-than-movie-theater buttery popcorn, and today I made kettle corn. All it is is popcorn popped in coconut oil with sugar mixed in, sprinkled with some salt. And it tastes way better than the microwave bags of kettle corn I used to buy.
How to make Kettle Corn on the Stove
- In a large pot (mine is 3 quarts) over high heat, melt about 3 tablespoons of organic coconut oil and stir in 2-3 Tablespoons of sugar. When the sugar is mostly dissolved…
- Throw in 1/3 to 1/2 cup of organic popping corn kernels. Cover immediately.
- Let the kernels heat up a bit, shaking the pot a bit now and then. Once they begin popping, shake the pot continuously. It’s like a party all up in there.
- After a few minutes, the popping will slow, and you can turn off the burner. If you keep shaking, sometimes a few more kernels will pop.
- Toss the popcorn with some salt, and it’s ready to eat. Sweet and salty, still warm from the stove, kettle corn made at home is a tasty, easy, and inexpensive treat.