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5 Homemade Kettle Corn! Stove Top & Instant Pot



My mom collects recipes.  She has a stash of cut out newspaper recipes in a cupboard somewhere.  I know I inherited that gene.  I've got a shoebox of torn out recipes from newspapers and magazines.  Only now, my obsession has gone digital....

I have a folder on my desktop labeled "Blog Recipes."  It started out with my recipes and has since exploded to included other blogger's recipes that I am dying to try.  I have just barely begun to try these recipes, unlike the ones that are collecting dust in my shoebox.

Now I have 2 versions for you: Stove Top and Instant Pot pressure cooker.

Here is the stove top:



Here is the Instant Pot version:


This Kettle Corn Recipe comes from Joy the Baker.   When I saw this recipe, I was suddenly taken back to the early 90's when microwave kettle corn was all the rage.

It is such a simple recipe... so easy to make!

I cut the recipe in half to accommodate my 3 quart saucepan.

Heat your vegetable oil in a heavy bottomed sauce pan over medium heat.  Make sure this is a pan that you can cover and easily lift and shake in the air.





Put 3 kernels in your pan.





Wait for your 3 popcorn kernels to pop...




Quickly sprinkle the rest of your kernels into the pan...




I like them in an even layer...





Then sprinkle your sugar on top.


Quickly put a lid on your pot ( I love the clear glass lids!)
and use 2 hot pads.

Once the corn starts popping, grab the pot (lid and all) and shake the pot above the flame or stovetop for a few seconds.  Return to the heat for a few seconds and repeat this process several times...




until the popcorn stops popping.


Transfer the popcorn to a large bowl and salt to taste.

You will want to stir it with a spoon because it is HOT from the sugar...


Put in a movie, grab your loved one and have some nostalgic, sweet, slightly salty kettle corn.

Thanks, Joy!



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Kettle Corn - Pressure Cook
You can use the browning or saute setting of your electric pressure cooker like you would use a saucepan on the stove. This sweet and salty snack can be made just about anywhere!
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup dry popcorn kernels
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable, canola or rapeseed oil
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • Glass lid or lid that will fit your pot
Instructions
1. Select browning or High Saute of your pressure cooker.2. Add your oil.3. Wait until your cooker says HOT - or wait 1-2 minutes.4. Add 3 popcorn kernels and cover the cooker.5. If the 3 popcorn kernels don't pop, remove the kernels with tongs and try 3 more. As soon as popcorn begins to pop, add the sugar. Cover. 6. Using hot pads, pick up the LID & POT together a couple of inches, and SWIRL the popcorn in the pot. 7. Place the covered pot back into the cooker and wait one minute.8. Using hot pads, pick up the covered cooker and LIFT/SWIRL the popcorn, then place the pot back into the cooker.9. Repeat the LIFT/SWIRL method every 30 seconds or so, until you hear the popping slow down. 10. Remove the pot from the cooker. Wait until popping stops and remove the lid. Transfer popcorn to a large bowl and salt to taste. Stir with a spoon, as sugar is hot! Salt to taste and enjoy!
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4 servings





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Kettle Corn - Stove Top
This sweet and salty snack can be made in minutes! It is important to use the LIFT/SWIRL method every 15-20 seconds to prevent the sugar from burning.
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup dry popcorn kernels
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable, canola or rapeseed oil
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • salt
  • Hot pads
Instructions
1. Heat oil in a 3 quart heavy bottom saucepan with a lid over medium heat for about 2 minutes.2. Once oil is hot, place 3 popcorn kernels in the pan. Cover.3. After 3 kernels have popped, pour the rest of the popcorn kernels in the pot.4. Sprinkle the sugar over the popcorn kernels. Cover.5. Once popcorn starts popping, using hot pads, grab the pot, securing the lid, and LIFT/SWIRL the pot for a few seconds and return to heat.6. After 20-30 seconds, repeat the LIFT/SWIRL and place back on the heat. Repeat until popping has slowed down and all the popcorn has popped.7. Remove pot from heat. Uncover, transfer to a large bowl and salt to taste. Stir with a spoon, as the sugar is hot. Cool and serve.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4 servings


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