Easy Homemade Kettle Corn

Yields ~4 servings


1/4 cup ghee or vegetable oil
1/2 cup popcorn kernels
1/4 cup sugar
fine grain sea salt


1.) Heat ghee/vegetable oil in a medium sized pot over medium heat.

2.) Add a few popcorn kernels to the pan, cover it with a lid and wait and listen until the kernels have popped.  Once this has happened, add the rest of the popcorn kernels.

3.) Shake to distribute over the bottom of the pan. Then sprinkle sugar evenly over the kernels, and put the lid back on the pan.

4.) As soon as the kernels start to pop, shake pot gently back and forth over the burner, lifting it up and shaking from time to time. This keeps the kernels and sugar from burning on the bottom of the pan.

5.) Once the popping slows to every 2 to 3 seconds, remove pan from heat and dump kernels into a large bowl.  Sprinkle lightly with salt and toss with a wooden spoon.  Taste, and add more salt if desired.  Serve immediately.

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Recipe adapted from Pinch My Salt

Image Credit: Kettle Corn