How to Make Kettle Corn at Home | Chew Out Loud
BEst Kettle corn is homemade
If you’ve been to state fairs or county festivals, you know the scene: a sea of people, young and old, dot all roads leading to carnival attractions and mini donuts. Most memorable of all is that sweet buttery aroma floating in the air, leading to kettle corn carp.
It’s hard to resist that magnificence of sweet and salty corn. I don’t even try to resist; I obediently follow my nose and soon come to that hot, freshly popped corn cauldron. Inevitably, everyone (especially the kids) in the group starts grabbing my bag of kettle corn, which never lasts long. Every mom knows what I’m talking about That’s
why it makes perfect sense to make your own homemade corn. Popcorn is best when freshly popped, with its irresistible crunch and salty-sweet taste.
Crispy corn is a winner at every game day party, birthday event, and family movie night. Simply take a large pot and 4 simple ingredients to start the party.
- heavy, large pot with an airtight lid. I always use my trusty large and coated pot, as it heats evenly at all times.
- Use good quality corn kernels. I have used many different brands and consistently get the best results using branded kernels versus generic kernels.
- Use fresh corn kernels. Fresh corn kernels appear larger and fluffier than old corn kernels.
- Extra light (not extra virgin) olive oil can withstand heat and won’t impart any unwanted flavor to your popcorn. Vegetable or canola oil will also work.
- Make sure the oil is hot enough before adding all the corn kernels; we use the 3-grain test, described in the recipe
- To avoid burning and ensure it even bursts, lift the pot and shake vigorously every few seconds. Think of this as your arm workout for the day.
Oil, sugar and salt
Did I mention that there are only 4 ingredients, including a pinch of salt? In addition to good quality corn kernels, you will need oil, sugar and table salt. The end.
How do you keep kettle corn
crispy and fresh?
- Store your teapot popcorn out of direct sunlight. A dark, dry and cool space is best.
- Let the cauldron reach room temperature before storing. Otherwise, the humidity will increase in the container or bag and wet your popcorn. Nobody wants that.
- Once the corn is completely cold, store it in an airtight container. If stored properly, boiling corn can remain crispy for a week at room temperature.
- is coated with sugar that crystallizes over popcorn, kettle corn naturally keeps its crisp for longer than regular buttered popcorn.
Because kettle corn
Can popcorn be frozen?
You might be as
surprised as I was when I first discovered that popcorn can be frozen for several weeks when stored in an airtight freezer bag. This little trick prolongs the freshness of popcorn several weeks longer than usual.
You can freeze most types of popcorn, including store-bought varieties, and prolong their crunch for much longer than pantry storage. If he had known this trick earlier, he would have rescued many bags of half-eaten popcorn from early death.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is Kettle Corn a healthy snack? Teapot corn is healthy, as we pop it with olive oil, the least amount of sugar needed to get a great flavor, and just a pinch of salt. Corn is also full of fiber and keeps you full longer. It’s a deliciously healthier alternative to other processed snacks.
Q: Does Kettle Corn contain no gluten? A: Yes, our kettle corn recipe is naturally gluten-free. Only corn, olive oil, sugar and salt are used. It is also dairy-free, as we do not use butter.
Q: How do I prevent my corn sock from burning? A: First, be sure to shake the pan vigorously every few seconds to ensure even cooking. Once the burst has slowed down, remove the pot from the heat and continue shaking the pot until the pop stops. Remove popcorn immediately from the pot so that it can quickly cool to room temperature.
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