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Kettle Corn

Food Allergy Awareness Week: May 5-8 in Canada, May 10-16 in the United States

bizzlenj kettle corn

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.

Kettle Corn

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.

Photo by bizzlenj via Flickr.

8 thoughts on “Kettle Corn

  1. Jane Anne

    What a wonderful treat! You were avoiding a lot of allergens. Kudos to you for making something special that worked for everyone.

  2. familynature

    Thanks! I know how grateful I am when people go out of their way to make things my allergic son can eat.

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