Monday, May 21, 2007

Kettle Corn

I love kettle corn. Its a nice treat when we go to a fair of some sort. The other night I wondered if I could make it at home, and I found this recipe. It was SO good, and SO easy - I was surprised. Yesterday we went to a car show, and picked up some kettle corn, and I have to say, we all liked mine better! Here's the recipe!

Kettle Corn

peanut oil (I just used vegetable oil)
1/4 cup popcorn
1/4 cup sugar

Directions:Use a decent size pot (with a lid) and turn on the heat to medium high. Pour in enough oil to lightly coat the bottom. Don't use too much oil. Too much oil will sog the popped popcorn and you'll probably get sick to your stomach when you eat it. Dump in enough popcorn to make a single layer in the pot. Add a little bit of salt and pepper. When you see the corn start to get excited but before it starts to pop, quickly pour in the sugar as evenly as you can across the top. Cover and shake back and forth to pop (like Jiffy Pop). You can't pop every single kernel because you would scorch the popcorn. Also pouring in the sugar too soon tends to make the popcorn scorch more easily. Be sure to get the popped popcorn out of the pot as quickly as possible to prevent scorching from the residual heat in the pot.

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Be careful it was VERY hot! Make sure it is cooled a bit before letting your kids dig in. It took longer to cool down than regular popcorn.




Stay, stay at home, my heart, and rest;
Home-keeping hearts are happiest,
For those that wander they know not where
Are full of trouble and full of care;
To stay at home is best.

Weary and homesick and distressed,
They wander east, they wander west,
And are baffled and beaten and blown about
By the winds of the wilderness of doubt;
To stay at home is best.

Then stay at home, my heart, and rest;
The bird is safest in its nest;
O'er all that flutter their wings and fly
A hawk is hovering in the sky;
To stay at home is best.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow