Food Allergy Awareness Week: May 5-8 in Canada, May 10-16 in the United States
I made this one day when we were having a party at our house. There were going to be a number of allergic kids at our house and I wanted to find a treat that was safe for everyone. This was not an easy task, I tell you! The allergens I was trying to avoid were dairy, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, sesame, and banana. Kettle Corn came to mind so off I went in search of a recipe.
Here’s the recipe I eventually ended up with. I’ve played with it a bit. I tried to use less oil but it was a huge flop; I guess there needs to be a certain amount of oil to melt the sugar and keep the kernels moving freely.
You either have to use a popcorn maker like this really great one my Mother-in-law gave us for Christmas or use a pot on the stove and shake it continuously.
Add to the popcorn maker/pot:
- ¼ cup vegetable oil
- ½ cup popcorn kernels
Heat a pot on the stove/turn the popcorn maker on (follow manufacturer’s instructions) with the lid on. Watch it carefully. Once the oil starts to sizzle add:
- ¼ cup sugar (or brown sugar if you want a caramel corn version, yum!)
Let popcorn maker do its magic…or shake pot continuously. Once the popping has stopped turn off stove/popcorn maker and add immediately:
- ½ tsp to 1 tsp salt
Careful, it will be very hot. Enjoy! This has become a favourite for our Friday Night Movie Nights.