Wednesday, August 1, 2007

I hear the kettle corning!

Today was the first time I've ever had homemade kettle corn. Gary, a do all in the kitchen loves fair food. He is even part owner of a Snow Cone Company and makes Coney dogs there and those cool yummy curly fries. Well he decided to experiment with KETTLE CORN. I'm not sure you've ever had KETTLE CORN, but let me describe it to you.

KETTLE CORN = It light fluffy popcorn with a touch of an ever delicious combination of sugary sweet and salt.

Kettle corn is made with 3 key ingredients, 6 total ingredients, with a 3 to 1 ratio.
The Kettle (copper will work great, but the larger the better)
The OIL (CORN OIL works great!)
the Corn (act, Orville)
the Sugar (pure white cane)
the Salt (table will do just fine, no reason to yuppie it up with sea salt)
and finally... a dash of Pepper (salt can't be without pepper)

Get the pot warming hot. Add the oil get it toasty. Add the corn and just before it gets happy add the sugar and watch it pop. Stir it often. When complete add salt and pepper.

Here is a fun and helpful sight as to WHY YOU SHOULDN'T MAKE KETTLE CORN AT HOME. They also, try to sell you some too, but that's besides the point. It's great for a laugh, but mostly educational. Check it out!

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